Conferva purpurascens Hudson 1778

Publication Details
Conferva purpurascens Hudson 1778: 600

Published in: Hudson, [W.] (1778). Flora anglica; exhibens plantas per regnum Britanniæ sponte crescentes, distributas secundum systema sexuale: cum differentiis specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus incolarum, solo locorum, tempore florendi, officinalibus pharmacopæorum. Tomus II. Editio altera, emendata et aucta.. pp. [i], 335-690. Londini [London]: impensis auctoris: prostant venales apud J. Nourse, in the Strand.

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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 Gaillona seposita (Gunnerus) Athanasiadis.

Type Information
Type locality: Hab in saxis et fucis submarinus passim. Conferva marina nodosa, Coralloidis montani instar ramosa. Dill. musc. 36, t. 7, f. 41; (Hudson 1778: 600) Holotype: OXF; (Dixon & Price 1981: 138) Notes: According to Dixon & Price (1981: 138)Hudson'’s description is based exclusively on the plant described previously by Dillenius (1742: 36) as Conferva marina nodosa..... Harris (1966) came to a similar conclusion, and he considered the Dillenian material to be of neotype status. Although Hudson cited no precise locality in his treatment of Conferva purpurascens, Dillenius (1742: 36) indicates that his material was collected near ‘Lhanfaethly’, Anglesey, which is thus the type locality for the Hudson taxon.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), purplish, becoming purple (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 11 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 April 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 16 April 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 25 September 2023

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