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Spirotaenia condensata Brébisson

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Conjugatophyceae (Zygnematophyceae)
Order Zygnematales
Family Mesotaeniaceae
Genus Spirotaenia

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Spirotaenia condensata Brébisson
Glen Lethnot, Angus, Scotland. BF.. 18 Aug 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Spirotaenia condensata Brébisson
Teal Lake, Washington, USA; 400x, DIC. 22 Jun 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Epilithon membranaceum (Esper) Heydrich

Spirotaenia condensata Brébisson Teal Lake, Washington, USA; 400x, DIC

Publication details
Spirotaenia condensata Brébisson in Ralfs 1848: 179, pl. XXXIV [34]: fig. 1

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, pls I-XXXV. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Spirotaenia.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), crowded together.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Entospira condensata (Brébisson) Kuntze 1898

Nomenclatural notes
Gontcharov & Melkonian (2004: 106) cite the authority for this as (Brébisson) Ralfs.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Spirotaenia condensata Brébisson)
Europe: Austria (Lenzenweger 2003), Britain (Brook & Johnson 2002, Whitton et al. 2003, Brook & Williamson 2010, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Czech Republic (Stastny 2010), France (Kouwets 1999, Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016, Paul, Stastny & Doege 2017), Ireland (John, Williamson & Guiry 2011), Italy (Abdelahad et al. 2003), Latvia (Skuja 1928), Netherlands (Coesel 1982, Veen et al. 2015), Portugal (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Slovenia (Vrhovsek et al. 2006), Spain (Alvárez Cobelas 1984, Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Sweden (Skuja 1948), Ukraine (Palamar-Mordvintseva & Petlovany 2009).

North America: Arkansas (Smith 2010), Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), North Carolina (Fucikova et al. 2008), Québec (Irénée-Marie 1939, Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), Tennessee (Johansen et al. 2007).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985, Tell 1985), Brazil (Bicudo & Bicudo, 1970, Araújo et al. 2010, Freitas & Loverde-Oliveira 2013).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012, Das & Keshri 2013, Das & Keshri 2013, Das & Keshri 2016), Punjab (Anon 2012).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006), Korea (Kim 2012), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Russia (Siberia) (Luknitskaya 2014).

South-east Asia: Singapore (Pham et al. 2011).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000), New Zealand (Croasdale & Flint 1986, Croasdale & Flint 1986, Broady et al. 2012), Northern Territory (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000).

Key references
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010). A monograph on some British desmids. Order Zygnematales Suborder Zygonemoidiineae Family Zygnemataceae Subfamily Mesotaenioideae (Saccoderm desmids) and Suborder Closteriineae Family Peniaceae and Family Closteriaceae. Edited by J.H. Price & N.J. Evans. pp. [i-ii], iii-v [1-5], 6-364, 157 pls. London: The Ray Society.

Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Family Mesotaeniaceae ('saccoderm desmids'). In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 609-616. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Das, D. & Keshri, J.P. (2013). Desmids of Khechiperi Lake, Sikkim Eastern Himalaya. Algological Studies/Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement Volumes 143: 27-42.

Das, D. & Keshri, J.P. (2016). Desmids of Eastern Himalays. Bibliotheca Phycologica 119: 1-260, 30 pls.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Gontcharov, A.A. & Melkonian, M. (2004). Unusual position of the genus Spirotaenia (Zygnematophyceae) among streptophytes revealed by SSU rDNA and rbcL sequence comparisons. Phycologia 43: 105-113.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009). A practical guide to the desmids of the west of Ireland. pp. [i]-viii, 1-196, 49 pls, 12 col. photogr. 8 line- figs, 1 map, 3 tabs. Galway: Martin Ryan Institute.

Kim, H.S. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 6, Number 1 Charophyta: Conjugatophyceae (Desmids I): Zygnematales: Mesotaeniaceae, Desmidales: Gonatozygaceae, Peniaceae, Closteriaceae, Desmidiaceae. pp. [1-6], 1-94, figs 1-97. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Kossinskaja, E.K. (1952). Flora plantarum cryptogamarum URSS. Vol. II Conjugatae (I) Mesotaeniales et Gonatozygales. pp. [1]-165 [+1], 17 pls, 31 figs, 1 map. Moscow & Leningrad: Typis et impensis Academiae Scientarum URSS.

Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999). A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France. Patrimoines Natureles 41: 1-148.

Martello, G.V (2006). Alcune desmidiee della zona di Caldenave e della Val d'Inferno - Massiccio montuoso dei Lagorai (Trento). Informatore Botanico Italiano 38(2): 513-536.

Martello, G.V (2006). Alcune desmidiee della zona di Caldenave e della Val d'Inferno - Massiccio montuoso dei Lagorai (Trento). Informatore Botanico Italiano 38(2): 513-536.

Martello, G.V. (2007). Le Desmidiée (Chlorophyta, Zygnematophyceae) di alcune zone umide lentiche della Val di Rava (Gruppo montuoso dei Lagorai) (TN). The Desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygematophyceae) of some lentic freshwater habitats of the Rava Valley (Montainous group of the Lagorai) (TM). Natura Vicentina 11: 77-115.

Petlovany, O.A. (2015 '2014'). Zygnematales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 11-61. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Wei Yinxin [Wei, Y.X.] (2003). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis, Tomus VII. Chlorophyta Zygnematales Mesotaeniaceae Demidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio I. pp. 1-267, pls I-LII [1-52]. Beijing: Science Press.

West, W. & West, G.S. (1904). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. I. pp. [i]-xxxvi, [1]-224, pl. 1-32. London: The Ray Society.

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