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Cosmarium margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Conjugatophyceae (Zygnematophyceae)
Order Desmidiales
Family Desmidiaceae
Genus Cosmarium

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Cosmarium margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs
Face and side views. Collected by Ingrid Jüttner, lochen near Beaghcanneen bridge, Connemara, Ireland.. 15 Feb 2013. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Cosmarium margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs
Side views. Strollamus, Isle of Skye, Scotland, in Sphagnum.. 15 Jun 2008. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Cosmarium margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs
Strollamus, Isle of Skye, Scotland, in Sphagnum.. 15 Jun 2008. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Cosmarium margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs
Collected by John O'Reilly, Widdybank Fell Upper Teesdale, UK. 16 May 2008. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Cosmarium margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs
Loch Gower South Ayrshire, Scotland.. 16 Apr 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Cosmarium margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs
Loch Gower South Ayrshire, Scotland.. 16 Apr 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

Sphacelaria olivacea (Dillwyn) Greville

Cosmarium margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs Strollamus, Isle of Skye, Scotland, in Sphagnum.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Cosmarium margaritiferum Meneghini ex Ralfs 1848: 100, pl. XVI [16]: fig. 2; pl. XXXIII [33]: fig. 6 [misprinted fig. 3]

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, pls I-XXXV. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cosmarium is Cosmarium undulatum Corda ex Ralfs.

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Euastrum margaritiferum (Meneghini ex Ralfs) Nägeli 1849

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cosmarium margaritiferum f. margaritiferum Ralfs 1848
Cosmarium confusum subsp. ambiguum West 1892
Cosmarium malinvernianum var. badense Schmidle 1894

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Desmidiineae. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 636-741. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Caraus, I. (2002). The algae of Romania. Studii si Cercetari, Universitatea Bacau, Biologie 7: 1-694.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

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.

Förster, K. (1982). Conjugatophyceae Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers Systematik und Biologie [Band] 8. Teil 1. Hälfte. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller). [in On shelf with series]

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009). A practical guide to the desmids of the west of Ireland. pp. [i]-viii, 1-196, 49 pls, 12 col. photogr. 8 line- figs, 1 map, 3 tabs. Galway: Martin Ryan Institute.

Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999). A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France. Patrimoines Natureles 41: 1-148.

Martello, G.V. (2004). Le Desmidiée (Chlorophyta, Zygnematophyceae) dei "Sette Laghi"nel massiccio montuoso dei Lagorai: ecologia e distribuzione in relazione all'acidita delle acque. Natura Vicentina 8: 5-32.

Martello, G.V. (2007). Le Desmidiée (Chlorophyta, Zygnematophyceae) di alcune zone umide lentiche della Val di Rava (Gruppo montuoso dei Lagorai) (TN). The Desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygematophyceae) of some lentic freshwater habitats of the Rava Valley (Montainous group of the Lagorai) (TM). Natura Vicentina 11: 77-115.

Palamar-Mordvintseva, G.M. (1986). [Identification manual of the freshwater algae of Ukrainian RSR. Issue VIII Part 2 Dedmidiales]. pp. [1]-317 [318]. Kiev: Nauk. Dumka Press. [in Ukrainian]

Petlovany, O.A. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Desmidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-448. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

West, W. & West, G.S. (1908). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. III. pp. [i]-xv, [1]-274, pl. 65-95. London: The Ray Society.

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