Pterothamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Nägeli 1855

Pterothamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Nägeli

Current name: Pterothamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Nägeli
microscope, Ría de Ferrol, Galicia, Spain, 2008 - 01 June 2020. Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Pterothamnion plumula (J.Ellis) Nägeli 1855: 66

Published in: Nägeli, C. & Cramer, C. (1855). Pflanzenphysiologische Untersuchungen. Heft 1. pp. [i-vi], [1]-120, pls I-X. Zürich: bei Fredrich Schultness.

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

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

Conferva plumula J.Ellis

Type Information
Type locality: Unlocalised, probably Sussex, England; (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 26) Lectotype: Ellis’s original illustration (pl. XVIII: G) (epitype) (Maggs & Hommersand 1993: 26) Notes: Dixon (1960) considered that the type was lost. Maggs & Hommersand (1993: 26) selected as lectotype Ellis’s illustration in pl. XVIII: fig. G.

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of "pluma", a wing; plumule (Brown 1946).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 17 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 November 2023

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