Lysigonium nivale (W.Smith)
Lysigonium nivale (W.Smith) Kuntze 1891: 902
Published in: Kuntze, O. (1891). Revisio generum plantarum. Pars II. pp. 375-1011. Leipzig, London, Milano, New York, Paris: Arthur Felix, Dulau & Co., U. Hoepli, Gust. A. Schechert, Charles Klincksierck.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira nivalis (W.Smith) J.English & Potapova
Melosira nivalis W.Smith
Type locality: Scotland (Ben Mc Dhui, leg. Dickie; Pass of Killiecrankie, leg. Greville; Mull Deposit, leg. Gregory); France (Pic de Sancy, Puy-de Dome, leg Smith) (alpine pools and snow mud) (Silva 1996-to date).
Origin of species name
found growing in or near snow.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
English, J. & Potapova, M. (2009). Aulacoseira pardata sp. nov., A. nivalis comb. nov., A. nivaloides comb. et stat. nov., and their occurrences in western North America. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 158(1): 37-48, 62 fig., 1 table.
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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 26 March 2019.