Lepra infusionum Schrank 1794
Lepra infusionum Schrank 1794: 4
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chlorococcum infusionum (Schrank) Meneghini.
Type locality: [München, Germany?]; (Schrank 1794: 1) Notes: "Lepra infusionum, viridis, glomerulata, in pelliculam continuara punctatam concrescens." He discovered the growths after immersing some willow-twigs in water and keeping them in a window in his bedroom: "After about 14 days the water atarted to assume a greenish color, which gradually became more and more complete...". Perhaps one of earliest examples of culture of green algae? Franz von Paula Schrank (August 21, 1747, Vornbach – December 22, 1835) was a German priest, botanist and entomologist. He was the first director of the botanical gardens in Munich from 1809 to 1832.
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 15 May 2023
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 15 May 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 September 2023