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Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Nemaliophycidae
Order Batrachospermales
Family Batrachospermaceae
Genus Batrachospermum

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Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall
Prox. Trichogyne. Dodford, Northants, UK, In a fast stream.. 04 Feb 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall
Prox. Three trichogynes. Dodford, Northants, UK, In a fast stream.. 04 Feb 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall
Prox. Filament with carposporophytes. Dodford, Northants, UK, In a fast stream.. 04 Feb 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall
Prox. Filaments and branching with some calcification, at low magnification. Dodford, Northants, UK, In a fast stream.. 04 Feb 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall
Prox. Four trichogynes. Dodford, Northants, UK, In a fast stream.. 04 Feb 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall
Prox. Fertilized trichogyne. Dodford, Northants, UK, In a fast stream.. 04 Feb 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall
Prox. Fertilized trichogyne. Dodford, Northants, UK, In a fast stream.. 04 Feb 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall
Prox. Cortical cells. Dodford, Northants, UK, In a fast stream.. 04 Feb 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

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Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall Prox. Filament with carposporophytes. Dodford, Northants, UK, In a fast stream.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Batrachospermum confusum (Bory) Hassall 1845: 105

Published in: Hassall, A.H. (1845). A history of the British freshwater algae, including descriptions of the Desmideae and Diatomaceae. With upwards of one hundred plates, illustrating the various species. Vol. I. pp. [i]-viii, [i]-462, [ i , err.]. London, Edinburgh, Paris & Leipzig: S. Highley, H. Baillière; Sunderland & Knox; J.B. Baillière; T.O. Weigel.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Batrachospermum is Batrachospermum gelatinosum (Linnaeus) De Candolle.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Sheathia confusa (Bory) Salomaki & M.L.Vis

Basionym
Batrachospermum ludibundum var. confusum Bory

Type information
Type locality: near Fougères, Brittany, France (Salomaki et al. 2014: 536). Notes: France; Spain; Germany; Poland; Russia (INA).

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Batrachospermum Section Helminthoidea

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), confused.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Batrachospermum alpestre Shuttleworth ex Hassall 1845
Batrachospermum setigerum Rabenhorst 1859
Batrachospermum helminthosum Sirodot 1884
Batrachospermum crouanianum Sirodot 1884

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Description
em M.L. Vis et al. (Entwisle et al., 2009).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Salomaki, E.D., Kwandrans, J., Eloranta, P. & Vis, M.L. (2014). Molecular and morphological evidence for Sheathia gen. nov. (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) and three new species. Journal of Phycology 50(3): 526-542.

Key references
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Eloranta, P., Kwandrans, J. & Kusel-Fetzmann, E. (2011). Rhodophyceae and Phaeophyceae. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa Band 7. Freshwater flora of Central Europe. Volume 7. (Schagerl, M. Eds), pp. [i]-x, [1]-155. Heidelberg: Spectrum Akademischer Verlag.

Entwisle, T.J., Vis, M.L., Chiasson, W.B., Necchi Jr., O. & Sherwood, A.R. (2009). Systematics of the Batrachospermales (Rhodophyta) - a synthesis. Journal of Phycology 45(3): 704-715, 2 figs, 1 table.

Salomaki, E.D., Kwandrans, J., Eloranta, P. & Vis, M.L. (2014). Molecular and morphological evidence for Sheathia gen. nov. (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) and three new species. Journal of Phycology 50(3): 526-542.

Sheath, R.G. & Sherwood, A.R. (2011). Rhodophyta (Red Algae). 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. 159-180. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Stewart, S.A. & Vis, M.L. (2007). Correction to paper by Stewart and Vis, Phycologia 46(4): 380-385 (2007). Phycologia 46(6): 743.

Stewart, S.A. & Vis, M.L. (2007). Investigation of two species complexes in Batrachospermum section Batrachospermum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 46(4): 380-385, 2 figs, 2 tables.

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