Holotype species: Pleurodiscus purpureus (Wolle) Lagerheim
Currently accepted name for the type species: Zygnema purpureum Wolle
Original publication and holotype designation: Lagerheim, G. (1895). Ueber das Phycoporphyrin, einen Conjugatenfarbstoff. Skrifter udgivne af Videnskabsselskabet i Christiania. I, Mathematisk-naturvidenskabelig klasse. 1895(5): 1-25.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Zygnema.
Numbers of names and species: There are 3 species names in the database at present.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Created: 17 July 2012 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 22 November 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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