Lyngbya fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Hassall 1845

Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye

Current name: Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye
South of Portugal, 2010 - 24 October 2011. Ignacio Bárbara (

Publication Details
Lyngbya fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Hassall 1845: 440 (as 'fusco-purpurea')

Published in: Hassall, A.H. (1845). A history of the British freshwater algae, including descriptions of the Desmideae and Diatomaceae. With upwards of one hundred plates, illustrating the various species. Vol. I. pp. [i]-viii, [i]-462, [ i , err.]. London, Edinburgh, Paris & Leipzig: S. Highley, H. Baillière; Sunderland & Knox; J.B. Baillière; T.O. Weigel.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lyngbya is Lyngbya confervoides C.Agardh ex Gomont.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Bangia fuscopurpurea (Dillwyn) Lyngbye.

Conferva fuscopurpurea Dillwyn

Type Information
Type locality: "On lime-stone rocks in the sea about high water mark in the neighbourhood of Dunraven Castle. W. W. Young." [Glamorganshire, Wales]; (Dillwyn 1809: pl. 92) Notes: William Weston Young (1776-1847) was a British Quaker entrepreneur, artist, botanist, wreck-raiser, surveyor, potter, and inventor of the firebrick.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 08 June 2005 by Fabio Rindi.

Last updated: 20 March 2017

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 March 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 02 October 2023

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