Conferva stricta Mertens ex Dillwyn 1804

Polysiphonia stricta (Mertens ex Dillwyn) Greville

Current name: Polysiphonia stricta (Mertens ex Dillwyn) Greville
Black Head, Co. Clare, Ireland; lower shore - 28 April 2006. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Conferva stricta Mertens ex Dillwyn 1804: pl. 40 a-c

Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1804). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. pp. pls 39-44 (with text). London: W. Phillips.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Conferva is Conferva rupestris Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Polysiphonia stricta (Mertens ex Dillwyn) Greville.

Type Information
Syntype localities: "On rocks in the sea at Dover [Kent] and Swansea [Wales]."; (Dillwyn 1804: pl. 40) Lectotype (Swansea): Dillwyn; undated; BM-K; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 355) Notes: .

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), drawn close together, very upright, very straight (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 19 February 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 21 October 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 21 October 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 July 2024

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