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Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Conjugatophyceae (Zygnematophyceae)
Order Desmidiales
Family Desmidiaceae
Genus Micrasterias

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Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs
Face views above-centre-below. Collected by David Williamson, Somerset Rd, S Vermont, USA. Formalin preserved.. 15 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs
Edge views. Collected by David Williamson, Somerset Rd, S Vermont, USA. Formalin preserved.. 15 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs
Edge views, schematic. ollected by David Williamson, Somerset Rd, S Vermont, USA. Formalin preserved.. 15 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs
Examples of dividing cells. Z-compressed image. Collected by David Williamson, Somerset Rd, S Vermont, USA. Formalin preserved.. 15 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs
Central detail. Collected by David Williamson, Somerset Rd, S Vermont, USA. Formalin preserved.. 15 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs
Apical views. Collected by David Williamson, Somerset Rd, S Vermont, USA. Formalin preserved.. 15 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs
Apical views. Collected by David Williamson, Somerset Rd, S Vermont, USA. Formalin preserved.. 15 Sep 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs
Teal Lake, Washington, USA; 200x, DIC. 22 Jun 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs
Teal Lake, Washington, USA; 400x,DIC. 25 Jun 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Rhodomela dentata (Linnaeus) C.Agardh

Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs Apical views. Collected by David Williamson, Somerset Rd, S Vermont, USA. Formalin preserved.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Micrasterias muricata Bailey ex Ralfs 1848: 210

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, pls I-XXXV. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Micrasterias is Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), covered wiith short, hard points.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Euastrum muricatum Bailey 1846

Nomenclatural notes
Authority cited as (Bailey) Ralfs by Hall et al. (2010). See also INA. - (28 Feb 2013) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: U.S.: Catskill Mountains (Silva 1996-to date). Type: Bailey; 1845; (Silva 1996-to date

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Key references
Förster, K. (1982). Conjugatophyceae Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers Systematik und Biologie [Band] 8. Teil 1. Hälfte. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller). [in On shelf with series]

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