Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; water garden
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Conferva reticulata Linnaeus 1753: 1165
Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera
relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.
Publication date: 1 May 1753
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A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hydrodictyon reticulatum (Linnaeus) Bory
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), reticulate, netted, marked with a network (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Type locality: Habitat in Europae fluviis ad eorum littora [Europe] (Linnaeus 1753: 1165). Lectotype Voucher: OXF (Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis 2009: 244). Notes: Cites Conferva reticulata Dillenius, a pre-Linnaean name; the illustration in Dillenius, Historia muscorum., t. 4, f. 14 (1742) is designated as lectotype by L.M. Irvine in Spencer, Irvine & Jarvis (2009: 244) of which there is a voucher in OXF "Conferva reticulata".
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 January 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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