Trentepohlia jolithus ( ) Wallroth 1833
Trentepohlia jolithus (Linnaeus) Wallroth National University of Ireland Quadrangle Building, Galway, Ireland; on concrete
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Trentepohlia jolithus (Linnaeus) Wallroth 1833: 151 (as 'Jolithus' )
Published in: Wallroth, F.G. (1833). Flora Cryptogamica Germaniae 2 Algas et fungos. pp. [i]-lvi, 1-923. Norimbergae [Nüremberg]: Schragius [J.L. Schrag].
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Byssus jolithus Linnaeus
Type locality: "Habitat in Europaea frigidae sylvis opacis, supra saxa ante unum alterumve annum eversa et supinata." [Lives in the European cold dark woods, over rocks in front of one or two years cut and supine (?)] (Koeman 1985: 1159). Type: LINN 1278.11b Notes: Linnaeus cites references to his Flora Lapponica and Flora Suecica under this species, but the only specimen in his Herbarium [no. 1278. 11b] is labelled by Ehrhart and therefore was not present in 1753. The name is currently applied to Trentepohlia iolithus (Linnaeus) Wallroth and there is no reason to suppose that it is incorrect (Ross & Irvine, 1967). http://www.linnean-online.org/13812/
Olivia violacea S.F.Gray 1821
Chroolepus rupestrsis (Nees von Esenbeck) Kützing 1843
Chroolepus hercynicus Kützing 1843
Chroolepus koerberi Flotow 1850
Trentepohlia koerberi (Flotow) De Toni 1889
Annals of Botany, Vol. 1 XVII. On the Red Byssus (Byssus Jolithus Linn.). From the German* of the Rev. Mr. Starke. Though Linnaeus in his Flora Lapponica, and afterwards in several other writings, classes this vegetable with the Byssi pulverulenti; yet, in his Flora Lapponica, and in the Species Plantarum, he quotes as synonyms the Byssus germanica minima saxatilis aurea, violas martice odoremspirans, (Michel. Nov, Gen. Plant, p. 210. tab. 89. f. 3.) together with the Jolithus Schtuenkfeldi. But Micheli has described and figured his plant as filamentous; and Byssus Jolithus Schwenkfeldi, which is frequently met with on mountains of Germany, as also that which is found in the Ilartz, belong to the Byssi filamentosi: it is therefore rather surprising that Linnaeus, and other botanists after him, arrange the Jolithus with the B. pulverulenti. Dr. Roth in his excellent and highly instructive Flora Germanica (tom. iii. pars l. p. 564.) gives it as his opinion, that either Linnaeus, for want of a more minute examination, had overlooked the filamentous structure of his B. Jolithus, or that the moss, the specific name of which he derived from its violet smell, may be a different species from the German one and from Mieheli's plant; perhaps Lepra odorata of Wiggers. The former supposition appears improbable to me, from the following reasons: 1. The filamentous structure of our German species is * Schrader's Journ. für die Botanik. Hr. Band p. 340. - (23 Aug 2009) - M.D. Guiry
Associated with cold and humid conditions, occurring mainly at low altitudes in northern and central Europe and in mountainous areas in southern Europe. Most common on rocks, mainly siliceous, less frequently calcareous; frequent on concrete walls in parts of the continent with moist and rainy climates. It forms large red carpets on rocks in dense forests, particularly in northern Europe; it may also produce large patches on boulders besides cold streams. In western Ireland it is very common on concrete walls both bare and painted, where it forms dark red streaks, and is considered a pest. On new motorways in the midlands and west of Ireland, the concrete central reservation and bridges quickly developed an almost continuous covering. This later became a mixed community of lichens and algae. - (24 Aug 2011) - M.D. Guiry
This is a terrestrial species.
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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.
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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.
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Aboal, M., Egidos, A.I., Marín, J.P. & Asencio, A.D. (2002). Trentepohlia jolithus (L.) Wallroth 1833 (Chlorophyta, Ulvophyceae) in subaerial habitats from southeastern Spain. Algological Studies 107: 153-162.
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