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Spirogyra pellucida (Hassall) Kützing

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Conjugatophyceae (Zygnematophyceae)
Order Zygnematales
Family Zygnemataceae
Genus Spirogyra

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Spirogyra pellucida (Hassall) Kützing
Vegetative cells. Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK. 18 Jul 2015. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Spirogyra pellucida (Hassall) Kützing
Conjugating filaments. Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK. 18 Jul 2015. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Spirogyra pellucida (Hassall) Kützing
Chytrid attack on spore. Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK. 18 Jul 2015. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Spirogyra pellucida (Hassall) Kützing
Showing aspects of lens-shaped spore. Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK. 18 Jul 2015. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

 

Spongoclonium fasciculatum J.Agardh

Spirogyra pellucida (Hassall) Kützing Vegetative cells. Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK
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Publication details
Spirogyra pellucida (Hassall) Kützing 1849: 439

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spirogyra is Spirogyra porticalis (O.F.Müller) Dumortier.

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

Basionym
Zygnema pellucidum Hassall

Type information
Type locality: "In a pond in Mr. Yorke's brick-field near Cheshunt." [Herdfordshire, England] (Hassall 1842: 38).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pellucid, translucent but not hyaline (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Zygnema pellucidum Hassall 1842

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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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.

Johnson, L.R, (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Family Zygnemataceae. 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. 576-608. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kadlubowska, J.Z. (1984). Conjugatophyceae I Zygnemales = Chlorophyta VIII. In: Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. (Ettl, H., Gerloff, J., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. Eds) Vol. 16, pp. 1-532. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Krieger, H. (1944). Systematische Teil [Lieferung 4]. In: Ordnung: Zygnemales. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland und der Schweiz. Vol. 13. (Kolkwitz, R. & Krieger, H. Eds), pp. 295-499. Leipzig: Academische Verlagsgesellschaft Becker & Erler.

Randhawa, M.S. (1959). Zygnemaceae Indian Council for Agricultural Research monographs on Algae. pp. [1]-478, 521 figs. New Delhi: Indian Council for Agricultural Research.

Transeau, E.N. (1951). The Zygnemataceae (fresh-water conjugate algae) with keys for the identification of genera and species, and seven hundred eighty-nine illustrations. pp. 1-327, 789 figs. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press.

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