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Scenedesmus maximus (West & G.S.West) Chodat

Publication details
Scenedesmus maximus (West & G.S.West) Chodat 1913: 69

Published in: Chodat, R. (1913). Monographies d'algues en culture pure. Materiaux pour la flore cryptogamique Suisse. Vol. 5, Fasc. 2 pp. i-xii, 1-266, 201 fig., 9 pls. Berne: K.J. Wyss.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmodesmus maximus (West & G.S.West) Hegewald

Basionym
Scenedesmus quadricauda var. maximus West & G.S.West

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), largest.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Scenedesmus quadricauda var. westii G.M.Smith 1916
Scenedesmus westii (G.M.Smith) Chodat 1926

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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