Chlorococcum infusionum (Schrank) Meneghini 1842
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.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Chlorococcum.
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Lepra infusionum Schrank
Type locality: [München, Germany?]; (Schrank 1794: 1-4) 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.
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 21 August 2019
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 21 August 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 March 2023