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Byssus cryptarum Linnaeus 1753

Publication details
Byssus cryptarum 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.
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Publication date: 1 May 1753

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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Byssus is Byssus jolithus Linnaeus.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Ross & Irvine (1967) note: "In Linnaeus's Herbarium there is a specimen [no. 1278. 5] bearing the Flora Lapponnica number "527". The sheet also bears the number "5", which corresponds to the number given to B. cryptarum in the Species Plantarum: this number was not noticed by Savage (Cat. Linn. Herb. p. 203. 1945) because it is on a small sheet which has been turned sideways. Alston (in Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 168: 103. 1957) comments on the small size of the sheets in the main Flora Lapponica Herbarium in Paris, which includes no cryptogams. This specimen is the appropriate choice as lectotype of the species and has been identified by the senior author as Trentepohlia aurea (L.) Mart.

General environment
This is a aerophytic species.

Type information
Type locality: "Habitat in spelunca rupestri Medelpadiae [middle Sweden]" (Linnaeus 1753: 1158).

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Source of current name
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58: 237-260.

Key references
Ross, R. & Irvine, L.M. (1967). The typification of the genus Byssus L. (1753). Taxon 16: 184-186.

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