Staurastrum lunatum Ralfs Apical views. Poulaphouca reservoir, Co Wicklow, Ireland.
Staurastrum lunatum Ralfs 1848: 124, pl. XXXIV : fig. 12 a, b
Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], -226, pls I-XXXV. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Staurastrum avicula var. lunatum (Ralfs) Coesel & Meesters
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), crescent-shaped (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, J. (2013). European flora of the desmid genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus. pp. -357, 5 text-figs, 120 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.
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. -351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.
Gontcharov, A.A. & Melkonian, M. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of Staurastrum Meyen ex Ralfs and related genera (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta) based on coding and noncoding rDNA sequence comparisons. Journal of Phycology 41: 887-899.
Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], -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.
Martello, G.V. (2004). Le Desmidiée (Chlorophyta, Zygnematophyceae) dei "Sette Laghi"nel massiccio montuoso dei Lagorai: ecologia e distribuzione in relazione all'acidita delle acque. Natura Vicentina 8: 5-32.
Culture Centre for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) cultures
Strain Number 679/6 Staurastrum lunatum Ralfs
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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 November 2018.