Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing 1845

Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing

Current name: Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing
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Publication Details
Chaetomorpha melagonium (F.Weber & D.Mohr) Kützing 1845: 204

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1845). Phycologia germanica, d. i. Deutschlands Algen in bündigen Beschreibungen. Nebst einer Anleitung zum Untersuchen und Bestimmen dieser Gewächse für Anfänger. pp. [i]-x, [1]-340 ['240']. Nordhausen: zu finden bei Wilh. Köhne.

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Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Chaetomorpha.

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

Conferva melagonium F.Weber & D.Mohr

Type Information
Type locality: Varberg, Sweden; (Silva & al. 1996: 766) Type: Original illustration in the absence of material (Weber & Mohr 1804: pl. 3: fig. 2)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), with dark reproductive structures (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 31 March 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 20 May 2024

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