Monactinus simplex (Meyen) Corda 1839

Pediastrum simplex Meyen

Pediastrum simplex MeyenRichland, Washington, USA; golf course, Lugol's, 400x, DIC - 25 May 2009. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Monactinus simplex (Meyen) Corda 1839: 239

Published in: Corda, A.J.C. (1839). Observations sur les Euastrées et les Cosmariées. Almanach de Carlsbad 9: 213-244, plates 3-4.

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Publication date: 1839

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Monactinus.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Pediastrum simplex Meyen

Type Information
Type locality: Germany: Havel river near Potsdam; (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), simple, undivided, unbranched, of one piece or series, not consisting of several distinct parts (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 16 January 2017

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