Melosira nummuloides ( ) , nom. illeg.
Melosira nummuloides (Dillwyn) Greville 1833: 401, nom. illeg.
Published in: Greville, R.K. (1833). Div. IV. Diatomaceae. In: The English Flora of Sir James Edward Smith. Class XXIV. Cryptogamia. Vol. V. (or Vol. II of Dr. Hooker's British flora). Part I. Comprising the Mosses, Hepaticae, Lichens, Characeae and Algae. (Hooker, W.J. Eds), pp. 266-267; 405-419. London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans Paternoster-Row.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Melosira discigera C.Agardh
Conferva nummuloides Dillwyn
Type locality: England: River Lea at Walthamstow Dillwyn (iii.1802) (Dillwyn 1809: 45).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: not Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh. - (28 Feb 2019) - M.D. Guiry
Illegitimate: "either orth. mut. or err. cit." [INA]. - (28 Feb 2019) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 14 January 2019 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 February 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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Crawford, R.M. (1973). The organic component of the cell wall of the marine diatom Melosira nummuloides (Dillw.) C. Ag.. British Phycological Journal 8: 257-266, 15 figs.
Crawford, R.M. (1974). The auxospore wall of the marine diatom Melosira nummuloides (Dillw.) C. Ag. and related species. British Phycological Journal 9: 9-20, 25 figs.
Hellebust, J.A. & Guillard, R.R.L. (1967). Uptake specificity for organic substrates by the marine diatom Melosira nummuloides. Journal of Phycology 3: 132-136, 2 figs, 5 tables.
McLean, R.O., Corrigan, J. & Webster, J. (1981). Heterotrophic nutrition in Melosira nummuloides, a possible role in affecting distribution in the Clyde estuary. British Phycological Journal 16: 95-106, 8 figs, 4 tables.
McLean, R.O., Corrigan, J.C. & Webster, J. (1980). Further observations on Melosira nummuloides from the Clyde Estuary. British Phycological Journal 15: 196.
Webster, J. & McLean, R.O. (1982). Features of substrate uptake in the facultative heterotroph Melosira nummuloides. British Phycological Journal 17: 240-241.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 February 2020.