Batrachospermum gracillimum West & G.S.West
Batrachospermum gracillimum West & G.S.West 1897: 2
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 Kumanoa gracillima (West & G.S.West) Entwisle, M.L.Vis, W.B.Chiasson, Necchi & A.R.Sherwood
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very slender (Neal 1993).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Type locality: Angola: Pungo Andongo: River Tangue (Silva 1996-to date). Type: Welwitsch 3; May 1857; (Silva 1996-to date
Source of current name
Entwisle, T.J., Vis, M.L., Chiasson, W.B., Necchi Jr., O. & Sherwood, A.R. (2009). Systematics of the Batrachospermales (Rhodophyta) - a synthesis. Journal of Phycology 45(3): 704-715, 2 figs, 1 table.
Chiasson, W.B., Sabo, N.J. & Vis, M.L. (2005). Affinities of freshwater putative chantransia stages (Rhodophyta) from molecular and morphological data. Phycologia 44: 163-168.
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.
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..
Vis, M.L., Chiasson, W.B. & Sheath, R.G. (2005). Phylogenetic relationship of Batrachospermum species (Batrachospermales, Rhodphyta) from coastal streams in French Guiana. Phycologia 44: 441-446.
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Wendy 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 25 August 2019.