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Vaucheria fontinalis (Linnaeus) T.A.Christensen

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Xanthophyceae
Order Vaucheriales
Family Vaucheriaceae
Genus Vaucheria

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Vaucheria fontinalis (Linnaeus) T.A.Christensen
Antheridium detail. Collected by Jack Oliver, River Kennet, Wiltshire, UK.. 01 May 2011. Chris Carter. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F. Carter (Chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Vaucheria fontinalis (Linnaeus) T.A.Christensen
Collected by Jack Oliver, River Kennet, Wiltshire, UK.. 01 May 2011. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F. Carter (Chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Vaucheria fontinalis (Linnaeus) T.A.Christensen
Detail of oogonium. Collected by Jack Oliver, River Kennet, Wiltshire, UK.. 01 May 2011. © C.F. Carter (Chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F. Carter (Chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

Fucus scorpioides Hornemann

Vaucheria fontinalis (Linnaeus) T.A.Christensen Detail of oogonium. Collected by Jack Oliver, River Kennet, Wiltshire, UK.
© C.F. Carter (Chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F. Carter (Chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Vaucheria fontinalis (Linnaeus) T.A.Christensen 1868: 465, figs 1-4

Published in: Christensen, T. (1968). Vaucheria types in the Dillenian herbaria. British Phycological Bulletin 3: 463-469.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Vaucheria is Vaucheria disperma A.P.de Candolle.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Conferva fontinalis Linnaeus

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva fontinalis Linnaeus 1753
Byssus fontinalis (Linnaeus) F.H.Wiggers 1780

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Vaucheria ornithocephala C.Agardh 1817
Vaucheria polysperma Hassall 1843
Vaucheria ornithocephala f. genuina Heering 1921

Nomenclatural notes
The type of Conferva fontinalis Linnaeus has been variously thought to be a Rhizoclonium and an Oscillatoria, but is a Vaucheria (Christensen, 1968: 465).

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

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Key references
Johnson, L.R. & Merritt, R. (2011). Phylum Xanthophyta (Tribophyta) (Yellow-green algae). Order Vaucheriales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 336-345. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wang Quanxi [Wang, Q.X.] (2018). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus XI Xanthophyta. pp. [1-6] i-xvii, 1-129 [130], 99 figs. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

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References
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Ott, D.W. & Brown, R.M., Jr (1974). Developmental cytology of the genus Vaucheria. II. Sporogenesis in V. fontinalis (L.) Christensen. British Phycological Journal 9: 333-351, 33 figs.
Ott, D.W. (1975). Developmental cytology of the genus Vaucheria III. Emergence, settlement and germination of the mature zoospore of V. fontinalis (L.) Christensen. British Phycological Journal 10: 49-56, 15 figs.

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