Conferva fluviatilis Linnaeus 1753

Lemanea fluviatilis (Linnaeus) C.Agardh

Lemanea fluviatilis (Linnaeus) C.AgardhNear Caldbeck, Cumbria, UK - 18 April 2012. C.F.Carter (

Publication Details
Conferva fluviatilis 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.

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Publication date: 1 May 1753

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Conferva is Conferva rupestris Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lemanea fluviatilis (Linnaeus) C.Agardh.

Type Information
Type locality: "in Europae rivulis fluviisque pacatioribus"; (Linnaeus 1753: 1165) Lectotype (designated by Irvine in Spencer & al. 2009: 243; see below): OXF; (Spencer & al. 2009: 243) Notes: "Conferva fluviatilis L., Sp. Pl.: 1165. 1753 = Lemanea fluviatilis (L.) C. Agardh: Rhodophyceae - Lectotype (designated here by Irvine): [illustration in] Dillenius, Hist. Muse.: t. 7, f. 47. 1742. - Voucher: Herb. Dillenius (OXF) "Conferva fluviatilis lubrica setosa, Equiseti facie" (Spencer & al. eds 2009: 243). Turner (1804: 108) and Druce & Vines (1907: 190) determined the Herb. Dillenius material as C. fluviatilis and L. fluviatilis respectively. Silva (1952: 262) discussed the Historia Muscorum figure without selecting it as the type; he further (p. 272) commented that there was an authentically named specimen in LINN. The only relevant specimen is Herb. Linn. No. 1277.38 (LINN), but this is annotated only by F. Ehrhart and it is therefore not original material.'

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 07 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 21 October 2022

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