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Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Trentepohliales
Family Trentepohliaceae
Genus Trentepohlia


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Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius
Cornwall, England. Ian McClenaghan. © Ian McClenaghan.

Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius
Claddagh Quay, Galway City, Ireland; on old concrete wall. 24 Apr 2005. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius
Claddagh, Galway, Ireland; on seaside wall. 05 Jun 2005. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius
Claddagh, Co. Galway, Ireland; on a moss growing on a north-facing wall.. 06 Apr 2009. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius
Claddagh, Co. Galway, Ireland; on a moss growing on a north-facing wall.. 06 Apr 2009. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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 Medium. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).


Gigartina pacifica Kjellman

Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius Cornwall, England
© Ian McClenaghan

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 (Silva 1996-to date). Type: Dillenius (1742: pl. 1: fig. 16): OXF (Silva 1996-to date 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.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Byssus aurea Linnaeus 1753
Amphiconium aureum (Linnaeus) Nees 1827

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Tophora cryptarum (Linnaeus) E.M.Fries 825
Byssus cryptarum Linnaeus 1753
Amphiconium rupestre Nees von Esenbeck 1827
Chroolepus aureum Kützing 1843
Chroolepus oleiferum Kützing 1843
Chroolepus aureus var. tomentosus Kützing 1845
Chroolepus aureus var. pulvinatus Kützing 1845
Chroolepus aureus var. glomeratus Kützing 1845
Chroolepus aureus var. incrassatus Kützing 1845
Chroolepus aureus var. alpinus Kützing 1845
Chroolepus velutinum Kützing 1845
Trentepohlia capitellata Ripart 1876
Trentepohlia maxima Karsten 1891
Trentepohlia germanica Glück 1896
Trentepohlia gobii Meyer 1936

Habitat notes
Most frequent on rocks, both calcareous and siliceous, at sites with cool, humid conditions; it may also be found on old concrete walls, tree bark, derietcaying wood, mosses and wet soil. Europe: very common in Europe. - (24 Aug 2011) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

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Key references
Binoy, T.T., Bhagya, M.V. & Thomas, V.P. (2019). Epiphyllous algae of Trentepohlia Martius in Southwestern Ghats, India, including one new species and three new records. Taiwania 64(2): 103-110, 3 figs, 1 table.

Burova, O.V., Tsarenko, P.M., Kovalenko, O.V., Mikhailyuk, T.I., Petlovany, O.A., Lilitska, G.G. & Bilous, O.P. (2011). Ulvophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 20-61. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Li Shanghao (S.H.Ley) & Bi Liejue [Li, S.H. & Bi, L.J.] (1999). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus V Ulothrichales Ulvales Chaetophorales Trentepohliales Sphaeropleales. pp. [i-ix], i-viii, 1-136, 54 pls [I-LIV]. Beijing: Science Press.

Prescott, G.W. (1962). Algae of the Western Great Lakes area. With an illustrated key to the genera of desmids and freshwater diatoms. Revised [Second] edition. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-977. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 135 South Locust Street.

Printz, H. (1939). Vorarbeiten zu einer Monographie der Trentepohliaceen. Nytt Magasin for Naturvitenskapene 80: 10-209, 31 figs.

Rindi, F. & López-Bautista, J.M. (2008). Diversity and ecology of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) in French Guiana. Cryptogamie, Algologie 29(1): 13-43.

Rindi, F. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Trentepohliales. 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. 570-574. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sarma, P. (1986). The freshwater Chaetophorales of New Zealand. Beihefte Nova Hedwigia 58: 1-169, 143 pls.

Satpati, G.G. & Pal, R. (2019). Trentepohlia keralensis sp. nov (Trentepohliales, Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta): A new corticolous green alga from Kerala, India. Phytomorphology 69(1/2): 51-56, 3 figs, 1 table.

Schmidle, W. (1897). Einige Baumalgaen aus Samoa. Hedwigia 36: 277-287, pls VI-IX.

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Graham, L.E. & McBride, G.E. (1975). The ultrastructure of multilayered structures associated with flagellar bases in motile cells of Trentepohlia aurea. Journal of Phycology 11: 86-96, 21 figs.
Graham, L.E. & McBride, G.E. (1978). Mitosis and cytokinesis in sessile sporangium of Trentepohlia aurea (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 14: 132-137, 7 figs.
Graham, L.E. (1984). An ultrastructural re-examination of putative multilayered structures in Trentepohlia aurea. Protoplasma 123: 1-7.

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