Chroolepus aureus ( ) 1832
Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius Claddagh, Co. Galway, Ireland; on a moss growing on a north-facing wall.
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Chroolepus aureus (Linnaeus) Sprengel 1832: 553
Published in: Sprengel, C. [=K.] (1832). Flora halensis Edition secunda aucta et emendata. pp. -763. Halae: sumptibus Kümmellii.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius
Byssus aurea Linnaeus
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).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), golden.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Cited Byssus aurea L. as a synonym. - (20 Nov 2019) - M.D. Guiry
This is a aerophytic species.
Source of current name
Printz, H. (1939). Vorarbeiten zu einer Monographie der Trentepohliaceen. Nytt Magasin for Naturvitenskapene 80: 10-209, 31 figs.
Created: 10 November 2002 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 20 November 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 November 2020.