Messastrum gracile ( ) T.S.Garcia 2016
Messastrum gracile (Reinsch) T.S.Garcia in T.S.Garcia & al. 2016: 4
Published in: Garcia da Silva, T., Bock, C., Sant'Anna, C.L., Bagatini, I.L., Wodniok, S. & Vierira, A.H. (2016). Selenastraceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae): rbcL, 18S rDNA and ITS–2 secondary structure enlightens traditional taxonomy, with description of two new genera, Messastrum gen. nov. and Curvastrum gen. nov. Fottea 17(1): 1-19, 10 figs.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Messastrum.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Selenastrum gracile Reinsch
Type locality: Germany: Franken: Regnitz bei Erlangen (Reinsch 1866: 65). Notes: "Holotype: Selenastrum gracile Reinsch 1866: 65, pl. IV: Fig. III." (Garcia et al. 2016: 4). Epitype (designated by Garcia et al. 2016: 4): "A formaldehyde fixed sample of strain CCMA–UFSCar 622 is deposited at the Botanical Institute at São Paulo, Brazil, under the designation SP 469319." Isotype: "Material of the authentic strain CCMA–UFSCar 622 (Fig. 1), maintained at the Culture Collection of Freshwater Microalgae, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil."
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).
Selenastrum gracile Reinsch 1866
Selenastrum bibraianum var. gracile (Reinsch) Tiffany & Ahlstrom 1931
Ankistrodesmus gracilis (Reinsch) Korshikov 1953
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 30 August 2016 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 06 September 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 October 2021.