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Mucidosphaerium pulchellum (H.C.Wood) C.Bock, Proschold & Krienitz

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Trebouxiophyceae
Order Chlorellales
Family Chlorellaceae
Genus Mucidosphaerium

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Mucidosphaerium pulchellum (H.C.Wood) C.Bock, Proschold & Krienitz
Colony showing attachment strands. Castle Ashby, Northampton, UK. 17 Nov 2016. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Mucidosphaerium pulchellum (H.C.Wood) C.Bock, Proschold & Krienitz
Colony showing attachment strands. Castle Ashby, Northampton, UK. 17 Nov 2016. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Mucidosphaerium pulchellum (H.C.Wood) C.Bock, Proschold & Krienitz
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; water garden, 400x, DIC. 12 Dec 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Mucidosphaerium pulchellum (H.C.Wood) C.Bock, Proschold & Krienitz
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x, DIC. 05 Oct 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Mucidosphaerium pulchellum (H.C.Wood) C.Bock, Proschold & Krienitz
Plankton sample from Lake Erie, Washington (USA), 400x phase contrast. 30 Mar 2007. Robin Matthews (Robin.Matthews@wwu.edu).

Mucidosphaerium pulchellum (H.C.Wood) C.Bock, Proschold & Krienitz
Plankton sample from Lake Padden, Washington (USA), 400x DIC. 21 Apr 2009. Robin Matthews (Robin.Matthews@wwu.edu).

 

Dictyosphaerium pulchellum H.C.Wood Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Mucidosphaerium pulchellum (H.C.Wood) C.Bock, Proschold & Krienitz 2011: 642

Published in: Bock, C., Pröschold, T. & Krienitz, L. (2011). Updating the genus Dictyosphaerium and description of Mucidosphaerium gen. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae) based on morphological and molecular data. Journal of Phycology 47(3): 638-652.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Mucidosphaerium is Mucidosphaerium palustre C.Bock, Proschold & Krienitz.

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

Basionym
Dictyosphaerium pulchellum H.C.Wood

Type information
Type locality: in stagnis prope Philadelphia [USA] (Wood 1873: 84). Holotype: tab. 10: 4 in Woods 1872: Material of strain UTEX 731, deposited at the Culture collection of Algae at the Univ. of Texas at Austin (epitype) (Bock et al. 2011: 643). Notes: Epitype designated by Bock et al. (2011: 643).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful and little (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Dictyosphaerium pulchellum H.C.Wood 1873
Actidesmium pulchellum (H.D.Wood) Kuntze 1892

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Ramos, G.J.P., Bicudo, C.E. de M. & Moura, C.W. do N. (2015). Trebouxiophyceae (Chlorophyta) from Marimbus Wetlands, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil. Iheringia Série Botanica 70(1): 57-72.

Ramos, G.J.P., Bicudo, C.E. de M. & Moura, C.W. do N. (2015). Trebouxiophyceae (Chlorophyta) from Marimbus Wetlands, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil. Iheringia Série Botanica 70(1): 57-72.

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