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Selenastrum acuminatum Lagerheim

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Selenastraceae
Genus Selenastrum

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Selenastrum acuminatum Lagerheim
Bainbridge Island, Washington state, USA: 1000x, DIC. 13 Apr 2013. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

 

Nizymenia furcata (Harvey) Chiovitti, Saunders & Kraft

Acutodesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) P.M.Tsarenko Bainbridge Island, Washington state, USA: 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun

Publication details
Selenastrum acuminatum Lagerheim 1882: 71, pl. III: figs 27-30

Published in: Lagerheim, G. (1882). Bidrag till kännedomen om stockholmstraktens Pediastreer, Protococcaceer och Palmellaceer. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar Arg. 39(2): 47-81, 2 pls.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Selenastrum is Selenastrum bibraianum Reinsch.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tetradesmus lagerheimii M.J.Wynne & Guiry

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), acuminate, i.e. tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. & Guiry, M.D. (2016). Tetradesmus lagerheimii M.J.Wynne & Guiry, nomen novum, a replacement name for Tetradesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) M.J.Wynne, nom. illeg. (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta). Notulae Algarum 12: 1 page only.

Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 19 September 2016 by M.D. Guiry

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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 17 July 2019.

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