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Batrachospermum patens Suhr 1840

Publication details
Batrachospermum patens Suhr 1840: 296, 297, no fig.

Published in: Suhr, J.N. von (1840). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Flora 23(19): 289-298, no figs.
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Publication date: "21 Mai 1840"

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Batrachospermum is Batrachospermum gelatinosum (Linnaeus) De Candolle.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Torularia atra (Hudson) M.J.Wynne

Type information
Type locality: "Cap Kroemsvivier, gefunden von Drège" [Actually Kromrivier, South Africa; collected by Johann Franz Drège (1794-1881) see Drège (1843: 126)] (Suhr 1840: 296). Notes: Syntype collection (PC0473547) designated as lectotype by Szinte et al. (2020: 196).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), spreading, outspread, diverging from the axis at almost 90 degrees (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Szinte, A.L., Taylor, J.C., Abosede, A.T. & Vis, M.L. (2020). Current status of freshwater red algal diversity (Rhodophyta) of the African continent including description of new taxa (Batrachospermales). Phycologia 59(3): 187-199.

Key references
Suhr, J.N. von (1840). Beiträge zur Algenkunde. Flora 23(17): 257-265, no figs.

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