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Scenedesmus bajacalifornicus L.A.Lewis & Flechtner, nom. inval.

Publication details
Scenedesmus bajacalifornicus L.A.Lewis & Flechtner 2004: 1134, figs 1 b, 2 c, d, nom. inval.

Published in: Hegewald, E., Bock, C. & Krienitz, L. (2013). A phylogenetic study on Scenedesmaceae with the description of a new species of Pectinodesmus and the new genera Verrucodesmus and Chodatodesmus (Chlorophyta, Chlorophyceae). Fottea 14(2): 149-164.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tetradesmus bajacalifornicus L.A.Lewis & Flechtner

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: culture designated as holotype (INA). - (24 Nov 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

Colonies grown on agar mounded, grainy, moist; yellow to light green. Cells solitary. Cell shape variable; crescent to lemon-shaped with pointed ends; less often oval to subspherical. Small protrusions typically evident at one or both cell poles. Crescent cells 3-7.5 microns wide, 1.5-2 times long as wide. Uninuleate. Single parietal chloroplast; scalloped edge. Spherical to oval naked pyrenoid. Slight yellow to light orange pigment in some cells. Two to eight autospores produced by longitudinal division. No motile stages or colony formation observed in liquid culture.

Type information
Type locality: San Nicolas Island, California, USA (33.2ºN latitude, 119.2ºW longitude) (Lewis & Flechtner 2004: 1134). Holotype: July 1993; Desert soil surface. (Lewis & Flechtner 2004: 1134). Notes: Holotype: Biotic Crust Project BCP-LG2-VF16, UTEX Culture Collection, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA. Paratypes: Biotic Crust Project BCP-LG2-VF34, BCP-MX7-VF7.

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Source of current name
Lewis, L.A. & Flechtner. V.R. (2019). Tetradesmus bajacalifornicus L.A.Lewis & Flechtner, sp. nov. and Tetradesmus deserticola L.A.Lewis & Flechtner, sp. nov. (Scenedesmaceae, Chlorophyta). Notulae Algarum 88: 1-2, no figs.

Key references
Lewis, L.A. & Flechtner, V.R. (2004). Cryptic species of Scenedesmus (Chlorophyta) from desert soil communities of western North America. Journal of Phycology 40(6): 1127-1137, 5 figs, 2 tables.

Created: 24 November 2006 by Wendy Guiry

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