Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon 1985

Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon

Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.LaundonUpper Canal Road, Galway City, Ireland. Forming green coating at the base of electricity pole - 24 April 2005. Fabio Rindi (

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Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon 1985: 672

Published in: Laundon, J.R. (1985). Desmococcus olivaceus - the name of the common subaerial green alga. Taxon 34: 671-672.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Desmococcus is Desmococcus vulgaris F.Brand.

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Lepraria olivacea Persoon ex Acharius

Type Information
Type locality: Sweden, France, or Germany; (Index Nominum Algarum) Lectotype fide J.R. Laundon, Taxon 34: 672. 1985: BM; Acharius 890 (Index Nominum Algarum) Notes: "Type [unlocalised], on conifer bark with the fungus Hysterium (BM-Ach 890 left-hand specimen! lectotype, selected here; H.Ach. 2006, Persoon 97 from 'Gallia' [France], probably isotype" (Laundon, 1985: 672).

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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 18 May 2020

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