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Staurastrum muticum Brébisson ex Ralfs

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 muticum Brébisson ex Ralfs
Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK. 15 Nov 2017. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Staurastrum muticum Brébisson ex Ralfs
Kellands Pond, 4 km south of Twizel, South Island, New Zealand; pH = 8.3, Temp. 16.7°C. See: www.biomedia.cellbiology.ubc.ca/ for detailed information and references.. 19 Apr 2009. Mark Webber (mwebber108@yahoo.ca). © Mark Webber (mwebber108@yahoo.ca).

Staurastrum muticum Brébisson ex Ralfs
Kellands Pond, 4 km south of Twizel, South Island, New Zealand; pH = 8.3, Temp. 16.7°C. See: www.biomedia.cellbiology.ubc.ca/ for detailed information and references.. 19 Apr 2009. Mark Webber (mwebber108@yahoo.ca). © Mark Webber (mwebber108@yahoo.ca).

Staurastrum muticum Brébisson ex Ralfs
Kellands Pond, 4 km south of Twizel, South Island, New Zealand; pH = 8.3, Temp. 16.7°C. See: www.biomedia.cellbiology.ubc.ca/ for detailed information and references.. 19 Apr 2009. Mark Webber (mwebber108@yahoo.ca). © Mark Webber (mwebber108@yahoo.ca).

 

Eunotia didyma var. media Hustedt

Staurastrum muticum Brébisson ex Ralfs Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK
© C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com

Publication details
Staurastrum muticum Brébisson ex Ralfs 1848: 125, pl. XXI [21]: fig. 4 a-d; pl. XXXIV [34]: fig. 13

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 Staurastrum is Staurastrum paradoxum Meyen ex Ralfs.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), without a point, awnless, blunt (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Cosmoastrum muticum (Brébisson ex Ralfs) Palamar-Mordvintseva 1982
Staurodesmus muticus (Brébisson ex Ralfs) Akin & R.L.Meyer 1996

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Binatella mutica Brébisson 1836

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Britain: Dolgelley and Penzance (Ralfs); Ambleside (Sidebotham); Falaise (Brébisson); Italy (Meneghini) (Silva 1996-to date).see above in brackets;

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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, J. (2013). European flora of the desmid genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus. pp. [1]-357, 5 text-figs, 120 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

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.

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]

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Kanetsuna, Y. & Yamagishi, T. (eds) (2018). Desmids of southeast Asia. pp. [1]-xiv, [1]-429, VIII colour photographic pls, 44 test-figs, 94 pls. Dera Dun - 248 001 (India): Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.

Masud-ul-Hasan, Zarina, A. & Shameel, M. (2010). Taxonomic study of the class Desmidophyceae Shameel from Mianwali District, Pakistan. Int. J. Phycol. Phycochem. 6(2): 89-100.

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