Fragilaria Lyngbye, 1819
Lectotype species: Fragilaria pectinalis (O.F.Müller) Lyngbye
Original publication: Lyngbye, H.C. (1819). Tentamen hydrophytologiae danicae continens omnia hydrophyta cryptogama Daniae, Holsatiae, Faeroae, Islandiae, Groenlandiae hucusque cognita, systematice disposita, descripta et iconibus illustrata, adjectis simul speciebus norvegicis. pp. [i]-xxxii, -248, 70 pls. Hafniae [Copenhagen]: typis Schultzianis, in commissis Librariae Gyldendaliae.
Type designated in: Boyer, C.S. (1927). Synopsis of North American Diatomaceae. Part I. Coscinodiscatae, Rhizosolenatae, Biddulphiatae, Fragilariatae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 78(Suppl.): 1-228.
Description: The taxonomy of Fragilaria is disarray with some authorities splitting the genus into 6 genera, including Fragilaria (Williams and Round 1987) and others lumping species of Synedra with Fragilaria (Lange-Bertalot 1980). See Round and others (1990) or Krammer and Lange-Bertalot (1991) for descriptions of Fragilaria sensu stricto and sensu lato, respectively.
Information contributed by: M.C. Amspoker. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-07-07 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Tuji, A. & Williams, D. M. (2006). Typification of Conferva pectinalis O. F. Müll. (Bacillariophyceae) and the identity of the type of an alleged synonym, Fragilaria capucina Desm.. Taxon 55(1): 193-199.
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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 07 July 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 01 February 2023