Conferva tortuosa Dillwyn 1805

Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen

Current name: Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen
microscope dyed with hematoxiline, Ria de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2013 - 27 December 2013. Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Conferva tortuosa Dillwyn 1805: pl. 46

Published in: Dillwyn, L.W. (1805). British Confervae; or colored figures and descriptions of the British plants referred by botanists to the genus Conferva. pp. pls 45-56 (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 Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen.

Type Information
Lectotype locality: "In Salt Pools by the River Yare near Yarmouth [Norfolk], and on Rocks in the Sea about Swansea [Wales]."; (Dillwyn 1805: pl. 46) Lectotype (Swansea, Wales]: BM; Notes: Silva et al. recommend consulting Blaire (1983: 198) for further information regarding the lectotype locality of this species. According to Womersley (1984: 168) the type is from Yarmouth, England; in BM (see Chapman, 1939: 21).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), bent or twisted in different directions, involved, complicated (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 08 May 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 04 June 2023

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