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Batrachospermum elegans Sirodot

Publication details
Batrachospermum elegans Sirodot 1884: 274, pl. XLIV, figs 1-5

Published in: Sirodot, S. (1884). Les Batrachospermes organisation, functions, développement, classification. Ouvage accompagné de cinquante plances grevées d'après les dessins de MM. Sirodot et Bézier. pp. [i-v], [1]-299, 50 pls. Paris: G. Masson, éditeur Libraire de l'Académie de Médicine.
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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 of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Infrageneric classification
Subgenus Batrachospermum Section Virescentia

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Batrachospermum coerulescens Sirodot 1884

Taxonomic notes
Chiasson et al. (2014: 3050 note that there has been research that suggests that this species may be a synonym of B. helminthosum (Vis et al., 2001). Since it has not been formally made a synonym, they continue to recognize it. - (25 Sep 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Description
emend. Sheath, Vis & Cole (1994: 115).

Type information
Type locality: Fontaine de Pont-Garnier, près Campénéac, Morbihan, France (Sheath et al. 1994: 109). Lectotype: 2 May 1869; PC (Sheath et al. 1994: 109).

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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.

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.

Kwandrans, J, & Eloranta, P. (2010). Diversity of freshwater red algae in Europe. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 39(1): 161-169, 1 fig, 2 tables.

Sheath, R.G., Vis, M.L. & Cole, K..M. (1994). Distribution and systematics of Batrachospermum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) in North America. 4. Section Virescentia. Journal of Phycology 30(1): 108-117.

Vis, M.L., Miller, E.J. & Hall, M.M. (2001). Biogeographical analyses of Batrachospermum helminthosum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) in North America using molecular and morphological data. Phycologia 50: 2-9.

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