Batrachospermum nigrescens West & G.S.West
Batrachospermum nigrescens West & G.S.West 1897: 2
Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1897). Welwitsch's African freshwater algae. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 35: 1-7, 33-42, 77-89, 113-122, 172-183, 235-243, 264-272, 297-304, pls 365-369.
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 Torularia puiggariana (Grunow) M.J.Wynne
Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), becoming black (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
B. nigrescens Welwitsch ex West & West? - (26 Sep 2014) - Wendy Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
Type locality: Pungo Andongo, Africa. Freq. ast unico loco in branchio laterali flum. Cuanza prope ejus cataract. ad Congo (Silva 1996-to date). Lectotype: Welwitsch No. 2; Mar 1857; LISU 10 (Sheath, Vis & Cole 1993: 720). Notes: ..., Angola (Sheath et al. 1993)
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Kumano, S. (2002). Freshwater red algae of the world. pp. [i-ii], i-xiv, 1-375 [p. 375 is an Addendum], pls 1-199. Bristol: Biopress Limited.
Sheath, R.G., Vis, M.L. & Cole, K.M. (1993). Distribution and systematics of Batrachospermum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) in North America. 3. Section Setacea. Journal of Phycology 29(5): 719 -725, 18 figs, 2 tables.
Created: 21 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 February 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 August 2019.