Melosira polymorpha var. nivalis (W.Smith) Bethge 1925

Publication Details
Melosira polymorpha var. nivalis (W.Smith) Bethge 1925: 40 (as 'subsp. distans var. nivalis')

Published in: Bethge, H. (1925). Melosira und ihre Planktonbegleiter. Pflanzenforschung 3: 1-80, 3pl.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira nivalis (W.Smith) J.English & Potapova.

Basionym
Melosira nivalis W.Smith

Type Information
Type locality: Scotland (Ben Mc Dhui, leg. Dickie; Pass of Killiecrankie, leg. Greville; Mull Deposit, leg. Gregory); France (Pic de Sancy, Puy-de Dome, leg Smith) (alpine pools and snow mud); (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), polymorphous, polymorphic; variable in form (Brown 1954).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 22 February 2019 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda.

Last updated: 28 February 2019

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 February 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2022

 
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