Conferva gracilis A.W.Griffiths ex Harvey, nom. illeg. 1834

Publication Details
Conferva gracilis A.W.Griffiths ex Harvey, nom. illeg. 1834: 304

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1834). Algological illustrations. No. I. Remarks on some British algae, and descriptions of new species recently added to our flora. Journal of Botany [Hooker] 1: 296-305, pls CXXXVIII, CXXXIX.

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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 Cladophora flexuosa (O.F.Müller) Kützing.

Type Information
lectotype locality: Torbay, Devon, England; (Silva & al. 1996: 773) Notes: Silva et al. recommend consulting van den Hoek (1963: 77) for further information regarding the lectotype locality of this species.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 08 May 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 22 July 2017

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Pier Kuipers in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 July 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 08 December 2023

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