Didymosphenia Mart.Schmidt, 1899, nom. et typ. cons.
Holotype species: Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngbye) Mart.Schmidt
Original publication and holotype designation: Schmidt, A.[W.F.] (1899). Atlas der Diatomaceen-kunde. Series V: Heft 54 . pp. pls 213-216 [M. Schmidt]. Leipzig: O.R. Reisland .
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Dawson, P.A. (1973). Further observations on the genus Didymospaenia M. Schmidt - D. sibirica (Grun.) M. Schm. British Phycological Journal 8: 197-201, 12 figs.
Name and generitype conserved. CDN: "Name conserved vs. Dendrella Bory (nomenclatural synonym) and Diomphala Ehrenberg 1843 (taxonomic synonym) (see ICBN 1956, p. 200, ref. 006916). Introduced as a new genus (pl. 214, fig. 103: Didymosphenia n.g. sibirica) but later in the text seems to be considered a subgenus of Gomphonema: "Das neue Subgenus von Gomphonema ist durch das in beiden Endknoten scharf nach derselben Seite abbiegende Ende der Raphe immer deutlich gekennzeichnet" (this new subgenus of Gomphonema is characterized by the unilaterally curved ends of the raphe). Three species are originally included, D. sibirica (Grun.) M. Schmidt, D. curvirostrum (Temp. & Brun) M. Schmidt, and D. geminata (Lyng.) M. Schmidt, and no type is designated. Didymosphenia is also a nomenclatural synonym of Gomphonema Agardh (nom. rej.)." - (26 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 24 species names in the database at present, as well as 21 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 24 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, -466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.
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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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