Byssus aurea 1753
Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius Claddagh, Co. Galway, Ireland; on a moss growing on a north-facing wall.
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Byssus aurea Linnaeus 1753: 1168
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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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), golden.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Ross & Irvine (1967) note: "There is again 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 typotype is apparently lost, but there is every reason to suppose that the name is correctly applied to Trentepohlia aurea (L.) Mart. as currently understood (see, for example, Printz in Nyt Mag. Naturvid. 80: 153. 1940)." - (1 Jan 2010) - M.D. Guiry
This is a aerophytic species.
Type locality: Wales: Caenarvon; Italy (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: Dillenius (1742: pl. 1: fig. 16): OXF (Index Nominum Algarum 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).
Source of current name
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.
Dillenius, J.J. (1742). Historia muscorum. . Oxford.
Printz, H. (1939). Vorarbeiten zu einer Monographie der Trentepohliaceen. Nytt Magasin for Naturvitenskapene 80: 10-209, 31 figs.
Ross, R. & Irvine, L.M. (1967). The typification of the genus Byssus L. (1753). Taxon 16: 184-186.
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.
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Verified by: 20 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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