Holotype species: Characiosiphon rivularis M.O.P.Iyengar
Original publication and holotype designation: Iyengar, M.O.P. (1936). Characiosiphon, a new member of the Clorophyceae. Preliminary note. Journal of the Indian Botanical Society 15: 313-318.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as masculine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Bourrelly, P. (1990). Les algues d'eau douce. Initiation à la systématique. Tome I: Les Algues vertes. pp. 1-572. Paris: Société Nouvelle des Éditions Boubée.
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present, which has 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..
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Created: 01 July 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 June 2012 by Michael Guiry
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