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Melosira nummuloides (Dillwyn) Greville, nom. illeg.

Publication details
Melosira nummuloides (Dillwyn) Greville 1833: 401, nom. illeg.

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1833). Div. IV. Diatomaceae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 266-267; 405-419. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.
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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 Melosira discigera C.Agardh

Basionym
Conferva nummuloides Dillwyn

Type information
Type locality: England: River Lea at Walthamstow Dillwyn (iii.1802) (Dillwyn 1809: 45).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: not Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh. - (28 Feb 2019) - M.D. Guiry

Illegitimate: "either orth. mut. or err. cit." [INA]. - (28 Feb 2019) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
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.

Created: 14 January 2019 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 February 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Crawford, R.M. (1973). The organic component of the cell wall of the marine diatom Melosira nummuloides (Dillw.) C. Ag.. British Phycological Journal 8: 257-266, 15 figs.
Crawford, R.M. (1974). The auxospore wall of the marine diatom Melosira nummuloides (Dillw.) C. Ag. and related species. British Phycological Journal 9: 9-20, 25 figs.
Hellebust, J.A. & Guillard, R.R.L. (1967). Uptake specificity for organic substrates by the marine diatom Melosira nummuloides. Journal of Phycology 3: 132-136, 2 figs, 5 tables.
McLean, R.O., Corrigan, J. & Webster, J. (1981). Heterotrophic nutrition in Melosira nummuloides, a possible role in affecting distribution in the Clyde estuary. British Phycological Journal 16: 95-106, 8 figs, 4 tables.
McLean, R.O., Corrigan, J.C. & Webster, J. (1980). Further observations on Melosira nummuloides from the Clyde Estuary. British Phycological Journal 15: 196.
Webster, J. & McLean, R.O. (1982). Features of substrate uptake in the facultative heterotroph Melosira nummuloides. British Phycological Journal 17: 240-241.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 May 2019.

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