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Staurastrum furcigerum (Brébisson) W.Archer

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

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Staurastrum furcigerum (Brébisson) W.Archer
Corry Meadows, Isle of Mull, Scotland.. 18 Jul 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Staurastrum furcigerum (Brébisson) W.Archer
Corry Meadows, Isle of Mull, Scotland.. 18 Jul 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Staurastrum furcigerum (Brébisson) W.Archer
Corry Meadows, Isle of Mull, Scotland.. 18 Jul 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Staurastrum furcigerum (Brébisson) W.Archer
Apical views showing pores and isthmus. Corry Meadows, Isle of Mull, Scotland.. 18 Jul 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Staurastrum furcigerum (Brébisson) W.Archer
Apical views. Corry Meadows, Isle of Mull, Scotland.. 18 Jul 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Staurastrum furcigerum (Brébisson) W.Archer
One plane only, stacked BF image. Corry Meadows, Isle of Mull, Scotland.. 18 Jul 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

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Staurastrum furcigerum (Brébisson) W.Archer Apical views. Corry Meadows, Isle of Mull, Scotland.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Staurastrum furcigerum (Brébisson) W.Archer in Pritchard 1861: 743, pl. 3: figs 32, 33

Published in: Pritchard, A. (1861). A history of infusoria, including the Desmidiaceae and Diatomaceae, British and foreign. Fourth edition enlarged and revised by J. T. Arlidge, M.B., B.A. Lond.; W. Archer, Esq.; J. Ralfs, M.R.C.S.L. ; W. C. Williamson, Esq., F.R.S., and the author. pp. i-xii, 1- 968, 40 pls. London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Staurastrum is Staurastrum paradoxum Meyen ex Ralfs.

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

Basionym
Didymocladon furcigerus Brébisson

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Didymocladon furcigerus Brébisson 1848
Staurastrum armigerum var. furcigerum (Brébisson) Teiling 1957

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, J. (2013). European flora of the desmid genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus. pp. [1]-357, 5 text-figs, 120 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

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]

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

Palamar-Mordvintseva, G.M. (1982). Opredelitel' presnovodnykh vodoroslei SSSR [Key to Freshwater Algae of the USSR. Vol. 11 Part 2.] Zelenye vodorosli. Klass Kon'yugaty. Poryadok Desmidievye. Chlorophyta, Desminiales (2). pp. [1]-619 [620], 163 pls. Leningrad: Nauka Leningradskoe otdelenie. [in Russian]

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.

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