Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius 1817

Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius

Current name: Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius
Idenfied and isolated in culture by Fabio Rindi from material collected at Claddagh Quay, Galway City, Ireland, in July 2000. Growing on agarized Jaworski's MediumFabio Rindi (

Publication Details
Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius 1817: 351

Published in: Martius, C.F.P. von (1817). Flora cryptogamica erlangensis sistens vegetabilia e classe ultima Linn. in agro erlangesi hucusque detecta.... pp. [i]-lxviii, [1-2, h. t. and motto], 1-512, 6 folded plates. Norimbergae [Nürnberg]: sumptibus J. L. Schrag.

Publication date: April 1817

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

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

Byssus aurea Linnaeus

Type Information
Type locality: Wales: Caenarvon; Italy; (INA 1996) Type: Dillenius (1742: pl. 1: fig. 16): OXF; (INA 1996) Notes: LT fide L.M. Irvine in M.A. Spencer et al., 2009: 240 (INA). There is no evidence that this species was seen live by Linnaeus. Byssus aurea is based on “Byssus capillacea pulverulenta..” of Gleditsch (Meth. Fung., p. 18, 1753). The topotype is apparently lost, but there is every reason to suppose that the name is correctly applied to Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) Martius as currently understood (Ross & Irvine, 1967).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), golden.

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

Last updated: 12 May 2023

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