Conferva gelatinosa 1753
Batrachospermum gelatinosum (Linnaeus) De Candolle Young carposporophyte with fertilized trichogyne. Woodwalton Fen NNR, Huntingdon, UK.
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Conferva gelatinosa Linnaeus 1753: 1166
Published in: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera
relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.
Publication date: 1 May 1753
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Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Batrachospermum gelatinosum (Linnaeus) De Candolle
Type locality: "Habitat in Europae fontibus praestantissimis limpidissimis" [Lives in Europe's most outstanding and clearest springs]. Probably south of England. (Linnaeus 1753: 1166). Lectotype (designated by Irvine in Spencer & al. 2009: 243): OXF specimen on which tab. 7 fig. 42 from Dillenius’s Historia Muscorum is based (Compère 1991: 22). Notes: Presumably northern Europe; see Compère 1991 (Entwisle & al. 2009). Northern Europe (Rueness 2010: 383). The lectotype specimen is the one upon which Dillenius’s "Conferva fontana nodosa , spematis ranarum instar lubrica, major & fusca" Historia Muscorum 36, pl. 7: fig. 42, cited in synonymy by Linnaeus. Vis & Morgan (2021: 160) have "presumably Great Britain in northern Europe". Dillenius (1746: 37) clearly says "Ab eo tempore in Angliad quibusdam fontibus etiam obfervavi, prasfertim in fonte amplo & limpido vici Godalmin in Surreia, juxta viam regiam, & in fonte quodam prope Ciceftriamin Sussexia." [From that time in England I have also met with certain wells, especially in the large and clear fountain of the village of Godalmin in Surrey, by the royal road, and in a certain fountain near Chichester in Sussex.]; so it is reasonable to say that the type is from England.
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This is a freshwater species.
No distributions recorded
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Source of current name
Candolle, A.P. de (1801). Extrait d'un rapport sur les conferves. Bulletin des Sciences par la Société Philomathique de Paris 3: 17-21, pl. I.
Spencer, M.A., Irvine, L.M. & Jarvis, C.E. (2009). Typification of Linnaean names relevant to algal nomenclature. Taxon 58(1): 237-260.
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