Scenedesmus quadricauda var. maximus West & G.S.West
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmodesmus maximus (West & G.S.West) Hegewald
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
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
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
Hegewald, E.[H.] (2000). New combinations in the genus Desmodesmus (Chlorophyceae, Scenedesmaceae). Algological Studies 96: 1-18.
Created: 18 March 2003 by Andy Taylor
Verified by: 03 March 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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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.