Chlorococcum infusionum (Schrank) Meneghini 1842

Publication Details
Chlorococcum infusionum (Schrank) Meneghini 1842: 27, pl. 2: fig 3

Published in: Meneghini, G. (1843). Monographia Nostochinearum italicarum addito specimine de Rivulariis. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, ser. 2 5: 1-143, pls I-XVII.

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Chlorococcum.

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

Lepra infusionum Schrank

Type Information
Type locality: [München, Germany?]; (Schrank 1794: 1) Notes: "Lepra infusionum, viridis, glomerulata, in pelliculam continuara punctatam concrescens." He discovered the growths after immersing some willow-twigs in water and keeping them in a window in his bedroom: "After about 14 days the water atarted to assume a greenish color, which gradually became more and more complete...". Perhaps one of earliest examples of culture of green algae? Franz von Paula Schrank (August 21, 1747, Vornbach – December 22, 1835) was a German priest, botanist and entomologist. He was the first director of the botanical gardens in Munich from 1809 to 1832.

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 17 May 2023

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