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

Publication details
Scenedesmus quadricauda var. maximus West & G.S.West 1895: 83, pl. 5: figs 9, 10 (as 'maximum' )

Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1895). A contribution to our knowledge of the freshwater algae of Madagascar. Transactions of the Linnean Society of Botany, London 5: 41-90, pls 5-9.
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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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Jeon & Hegewald (2006: 581, 582) cite S. quadricauda (var. maximus) subvar. arcuatus Virieux 1913 and the alternatively used name S. maximus var. arcuatus as synonyms of Desmodesmus tropicus. - (19 Jan 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Hegewald, E.[H.] (2000). New combinations in the genus Desmodesmus (Chlorophyceae, Scenedesmaceae). Algological Studies 96: 1-18.

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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 21 July 2019.

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