Holotype species: Asterionella formosa Hassall
Original publication and holotype designation: Hassall, A.H. (1850). A microscopic examination of the water supplied to the inhabitants of London and the suburban districts; illustrated by coloured plates, exhibiting the living animal and vegetable productions in Thames and other waters, as supplied by the several companies; with an examination, microscopic and general, of their sources of supply, as well as the Henly-on-Thames and Watford plans, etc. pp. 1-66 [advertisements pp. 67-69], pls I-VII. London: Samuel Highley, 32, Fleet Street.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Cox, E.J. (2015). Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae (Diatoms). In: Sylabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. 13th Ed. Photoautotrophic eukaryotic algae Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachniophyta/Cercozoa, Euglenophyta/Euglenozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 64-103. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.
Numbers of names and species: There are 26 species names in the database at present, as well as 28 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 11 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: 01 November 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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