Rhizoclonium tortuosum (Dillwyn) Kützing 1845

Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen

Current name: Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen
Ría de Foz, Galicia, Spain, 2009Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication Details
Rhizoclonium tortuosum (Dillwyn) Kützing 1845: 205

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1845). Phycologia germanica, d. i. Deutschlands Algen in bündigen Beschreibungen. Nebst einer Anleitung zum Untersuchen und Bestimmen dieser Gewächse für Anfänger. pp. [i]-x, [1]-340 ['240']. Nordhausen: zu finden bei Wilh. Köhne.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Rhizoclonium is Rhizoclonium juergensii (Mertens) Kützing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chaetomorpha tortuosa (Dillwyn) Kleen.

Basionym
Conferva tortuosa Dillwyn

Type Information
Lectotype locality: "In Salt Pools by the River Yare near Yarmouth [Norfolk], and on Rocks in the Sea about Swansea [Wales]."; (Dillwyn 1805: pl. 46) Lectotype (Swansea, Wales]: BM; Notes: Silva et al. recommend consulting Blaire (1983: 198) for further information regarding the lectotype locality of this species. According to Womersley (1984: 168) the type is from Yarmouth, England; in BM (see Chapman, 1939: 21).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), bent or twisted in different directions, involved, complicated (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 06 April 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 01 June 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 01 June 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 June 2024

 
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