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Scenedesmus obtusus var. apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Tsarenko 2000

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Scenedesmaceae
Subfamily Scenedesmoideae
Genus Scenedesmus


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Scenedesmus obtusus var. apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Tsarenko
Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 27 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).


Chondrus variolosus Montagne

Scenedesmus apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Chodat Kelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, UK.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Scenedesmus obtusus var. apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Tsarenko 2000: 199

Published in: Tsarenko, P. (2000). Chlorococcales. In: Wasser, S.P. & Tsarenko, P. Diversity of algae in Ukraine. Algologia 10(4): 1-309.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

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

Scenedesmus alternans var. apiculatus West & G.S.West

Type information
England: Hampshire: New Forest.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), obtuse, blunt (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Scenedesmus alternans var. apiculatus West & G.S.West 1894
Scenedesmus bijugatus var. apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Chodat 1902
Scenedesmus bijugatus var. alternans f. apiculata (W.West & G.S.West) Brunnthaler 1913
Scenedesmus apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Chodat 1926

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Scenedesmus alternans var. apiculatus West & G.S.West)
Europe: Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015).

(as Scenedesmus bijugatus var. apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Chodat)
Europe: Germany (Stutz & Mattern (eds) & al. 2018), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015).

(as Scenedesmus apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Chodat)
Arctic: Ellesmere Island (Croasdale 1973).

Europe: Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Britain (John & Tsarenko 2002, Whitton & al. 2003), Bulgaria (Dochin 2020), France (Anon. 2017), Georgia (Barinova & al. 2011), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018), Spain (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998).

North America: Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982).

South America: Brazil (Bicudo & Ventrice 1968).

Middle East: Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013), Turkey (Aysel 2005, Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019).

Asia: Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Sakha (Yakutia) (Kopyrina, Pshennikova & Barinova 2020), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2015).

(as Scenedesmus obtusus var. apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Tsarenko)
Europe: Georgia (Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2017), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Ukraine (Tsarenko 2011, Malakhov, Kryvosheia & Tsarenko 2017, Berezovskaya 2019).

Key references
Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Order Sphaeropleales sensu lato [Phylum Chlorophyta]. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 419-475. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

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