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Closterium polymorphum Perty

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Zygnematophyceae
Subclass Zygnematophycidae
Order Desmidiales
Family Closteriaceae
Genus Closterium


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Closterium polymorphum Perty
Black Loch, Ayrshire, Scotland.. 18 Apr 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).


Lithothamnion decussatum Foslie

Penium polymorphum (Perty) Perty Black Loch, Ayrshire, Scotland.
© C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Closterium polymorphum Perty

Published in: Perty, M. (1849). Über verticale Verbreitung mikroskopischer Lebensformen. Mittheilungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Bern 1849: 17-45.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Closterium is Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Penium polymorphum (Perty) Perty

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Combination also proposed by G. Nygaard in Berg & Nygaard 1929: 312, fig. 27; pl. III: fig. 34-38, but it was illegitimate: not Closterium polymorphum Perty 1849 [INA] - (3 Dec 2017) - Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Perty, M. (1852). Zur Kenntniss kleinster Lebensformen: nach Bau, Funktionen, Systematik, mit Specialverzeichniss der in der Schweiz beobachteten. pp. 1-228, pls I-XVII. Bern: Verlag von Jent & Reinert.

Key references
Berg, K. & Nygaard, G. (1929). Studies on the plankton in the lake of Frederikborg Castle. Mém. Acad. R. Sci. Lett. Danemark, sér. 9 1: 227-316, pls 1-6.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 03 December 2017 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 December 2019.

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