Batrachospermum tortuosum Kumano
Batrachospermum tortuosum Kumano 1978: 101, fig. 4 A-D
Original publication: Kumano, S. (1978). Notes on freshwater red algae from west Malaysia. Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 91: 97-107, 7 figs.
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.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), bent or twisted in different directions, involved, complicated (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Holotype locality: Fort Iskander, Tasek Bera, Pahang, Malaysia (Kumano 1978: 101). Holotype: S. Kumano; 12 July 1971; On submerged leaves of Pandanus heriocopus and Cryptocoryne griffithii in narrow rivulets covered by swamp forests. Herbarium of Faculty of Science, Kobe University (Kumano 1978: 101).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Batrachospermum tortuosum Kumano)
South-east Asia: Malaysia (Kumano 1978).
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.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Batrachospermum&species=tortuosum
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Batrachospermum&Species=tortuosum
Created: 04 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 June 2012 by Michael Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Kumano, S. (1984). Studies on freshwater red algae of Malaysia V. Early development of carposporophytes of Batrachospermum cylindrocellulare Kumano and B. tortuosum Kumano. Jpn J Phycl 32: 24-28.
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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 05 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:47241