Byssus jolithus Linnaeus 1753

Trentepohlia jolithus (Linnaeus) Wallroth

Current name: Trentepohlia jolithus (Linnaeus) Wallroth
Northern flank of Cross Fell, Cumbria, England, U.K.; growing on carboniferous gritstone at 840 m above sea level. Collected by Jeremy Roberts and identified by Fabio Rindi - 02 May 2009. Fabio Rindi (

Publication Details
Byssus jolithus Linnaeus 1753: 1169 (as 'Jolithus')

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
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Byssus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Trentepohlia jolithus (Linnaeus) Wallroth.

Type Information
Type locality: "Habitat in Europaea frigidae sylvis opacis, supra saxa ante unum alterumve annum eversa et supinata." [Lives in the European cold dark woods, over rocks in front of one or two years cut and supine (?)]; (Koeman 1985: 1159) Type: LINN; 1278.11b Notes: Linnaeus cites references to his Flora Lapponica and Flora Suecica under this species, but the only specimen in his Herbarium [no. 1278. 11b] is labelled by Ehrhart and therefore was not present in 1753. The name is currently applied to Trentepohlia iolithus (Linnaeus) Wallroth and there is no reason to suppose that it is incorrect (Ross & Irvine, 1967).

Created: 15 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 29 December 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 29 December 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 04 June 2023

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