Desmidium longatum Wolle 1884
Desmidium longatum Wolle 1884: 26, pl. XLIX : fig. 6
Published in: Wolle, F. (1884). Desmids of the United States and list of American Pediastrums with eleven hundred illustrations on fifty-three colored plates. pp. [i]-xiv, 16-168, + 64 pls. Bethlehem, PA: Moravian Publication Office.
Publication date: probably July 1884 [TL-2]
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmidium elongatum Wolle
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Tod Fairbanks (e-mail, November 2019) writes "I would like to suggest that Desmidium elongatum Wolle 1884 listed as a "U" and Desmidium longatum 1884 listed as a "P" are one in the same. I have attached the two descriptions from Wolle and the descriptions are nearly identical, the dimension are equal and the discovery date September 1883 in a pond at Brown's Mill are the same. Also, the distribution record, Brown's Mill, NJ would be considered part of the New Jersey Pine Barrens a fen/bog acidic water environment then and even today. Although Brown's Mill is more of a developed village with a small lake, which was likely the pond that was sampled by Wolle." - (4 Nov 2019) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
Type locality: "Brown's Mill, New Jersey" [U.S.A.] (Wolle 1884: 26).
Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 November 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 August 2020.