Conferva arbuscula R.Brown ex Dillwyn 1807

Publication Details
Conferva arbuscula R.Brown ex Dillwyn 1807: pl. 85 A-D

Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1807). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. pp. pls 82-93 (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 Gaillona seposita (Gunnerus) Athanasiadis.

Type Information
Syntype localities: "On submersed calcareous Rocks near Ballycastle, North of Ireland. Mr Brown. Bantry Bay, Miss Hutchins [Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland; Bantry Bay, Co. Cork, Ireland]; (Dixon & Price 1981: 137) Lectotype (Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland): Robert Brown; undated; BM; (Dixon & Price 1981: 137) Notes: Typification was discussed in detail by Dixon (1960, 1964). The choice of lectoype was made on the basis of the statement by Dillwyn (1809: 35) that Dawson Turner provided the original description of this entity; but in the text to pl. 85, he seems to credit Robert Brown. The position became confused as a consequence of the latter figure (Dillwyn, 1809, pl. 6G) based on a specimen of Dasya, so that the epithet arbuscula came to be applied in both Callithamnion and Dasya. Despite previous resolution of this issue (Dixon, 1960, 1964), Harris (1966) stated that he had been unable to locate original material.

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), A small tree; little tree (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

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

Last updated: 24 October 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 October 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 23 July 2024

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