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Micrasterias radiosa Ralfs

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

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Micrasterias radiosa Ralfs
Apical views, School KNot tarn, Cumbria, UK. 19 Oct 2017. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Micrasterias radiosa Ralfs
Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias radiosa Ralfs
Spines on cell surface. Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias radiosa Ralfs
Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

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Micrasterias radiosa Ralfs Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.
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Publication details
Micrasterias radiosa Ralfs 1848: 72, pl. VIII [8]: 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 Micrasterias is Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs.

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

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Micrasterias sol Ehrenberg ex Kützing 1849

Nomenclatural notes
Ralfs (1848: 72) listed 'Micrasterias radiosa Ag.' but Agardh did not actually make this combination; he merely stated that Echinella radiosa Lyngbye belonged to Micrasterias. The name should be attributed solely to Ralfs. - (26 Feb 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Syntype localities: "In a small pool a little below the outlet of Llyn Gwernan near Dolgelley, J.R. Maine to Virginia, Bailey" (Ralfs 1848: 72).

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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.

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.

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]

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.

Ruzicka, J. (1981). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(2) pp. [i]-ix, 293-736, pls 45-117. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Santos, M.A., Bucudo, C.E.M. & Moura, C.W.N. (2018). Taxonomic notes on the species of the genus Micrasterias (Desmidiaceae, Conjugatophyceae) from the Metropolitan Region of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Check List 14(6): 1027-1045, 33 figs, 3 tables.

Wei Yinxin [Wei, Y.X.] (2003). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis, Tomus VII. Chlorophyta Zygnematales Mesotaeniaceae Demidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio I. pp. 1-267, pls I-LII [1-52]. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

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