Batrachospermum moniliforme var. prolificum
Batrachospermum moniliforme var. prolificum Dickie 1881: 43
The type species (holotype) of the genus Batrachospermum is Batrachospermum gelatinosum (Linnaeus) De Candolle.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Kumanoa gracillima (West & G.S.West) Entwisle, M.L.Vis, W.B.Chiasson, Necchi & A.R.Sherwood
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), moniliform, cylindrical but contracted at regular intervals like a string of beads (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Necchi Júnior, O. & Vis, M.L. (2012). Monograph of the genus Kumanoa (Rhodophyta, Batrachospermales). Bibliotheca Phycologica 116: -79, pls 1-26.
Dickie, G. (1881). Notes on the algae from the Amazonas and its tributaries. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 18: 123-132.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 August 2019.