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Melosira laevis (Ehrenberg) Ralfs

Publication details
Melosira laevis (Ehrenberg) Ralfs in Pritchard 1861: 818

Published in: Pritchard, A. (1861). A history of infusoria, including the Desmidiaceae and Diatomaceae, British and foreign. Fourth edition enlarged and revised by J. T. Arlidge, M.B., B.A. Lond.; W. Archer, Esq.; J. Ralfs, M.R.C.S.L. ; W. C. Williamson, Esq., F.R.S., and the author. pp. i-xii, 1- 968, 40 pls. London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gaillonella laevis Ehrenberg

Basionym
Gaillonella laevis Ehrenberg

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), smooth, free from uneveness, hairs or roughness (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Melosira laevis (Ehrenberg) Ralfs)
North America: United States of America (Kociolek 2005).

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 19 February 2019 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 June 2019.

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