Bangiadulcis atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) W.A.Nelson 2007

Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh

Current name: Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh
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Publication Details
Bangiadulcis atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) W.A.Nelson 2007: 885

Published in: Nelson, W.A. (2007). Bangiadulcis gen. nov.: a new genus for freshwater filamentous Bangiales (Rhodophyta). Taxon 56: 883-886.

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Publication date: August 2007

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Bangiadulcis.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Bangia atropurpurea (Mertens ex Roth) C.Agardh.

Conferva atropurpurea Mertens ex Roth

Type Information
Type locality: Ad rotas molendinas Bremae in Visurgi primo ob. Julio 1801 Mertens, qui sub nomine Confervae castaneae comm. [Watermill on the Weser River, Bremen first observed in July 1801 by Mertens who communicated it under the name Conferva castanea]; (Roth 1806: 208) Neotype [designated by K. Müller & al. 2003]: K. Müller and A. Sherwood; 24.v.1998; BM; 000637980 (Müller et al. 2003: 216) Notes: Lectotype: Collected by Mertens from the Weser River at Bremen: lectotypified by Pfeiffer (1871-1873: 361) (Sutherland et al 2011). Neotype designated by Müller et al (2003: 216): Ysselmeer, Netherlands; coll. K. Müller & A. Sherwood, 24 May 1998; BM accession Number BM000637980. Roth's collection is believed to have been destroyed in World War II (Koster 1957 cited by Müller et al. 2003; Koster 1969 cited by Womersley 1994). [INA: England: Hampshire: near Southampton (Mr Woods); Wales: Camarthenshire: near Pontardylais. Collector: Mertens (vii 1801)].

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), black-purple (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 22 December 2007 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 20 March 2017

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