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Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon 1985

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Trebouxiophyceae
Order Prasiolales
Family Stichococcaceae
Genus Desmococcus

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Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon
Clare Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. 10 Sep 2002. Fabio Rindi. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon
Clare Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. 10 Sep 2002. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon
Clare Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland. 10 Sep 2002. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon
Upper Canal Road, Galway City, Ireland. Forming green coating at the base of electricity pole. 24 Apr 2005. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

 

Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon Clare Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland
© Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it)

Publication details
Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon 1985: 672

Published in: Laundon, J.R. (1985). Desmococcus olivaceus - the name of the common subaerial green alga. Taxon 34: 671-672.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Desmococcus is Desmococcus vulgaris F.Brand.

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

Basionym
Lepraria olivacea Persoon ex Acharius

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lepraria olivacea Persoon ex Acharius 1810

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Protococcus viridis C.Agardh 1824
Chlorococcum murorum Greville 1828
Chlorococcum murorum Hassall 1845
Haematococcus murorum Hassall 1845
Pleurococcus vulgaris Nägeli 1849
Pleurococcus viridis (C.Agardh) Rabenhorst 1863
Pleurococcus naegelii Chodat 1902
Desmococcus vulgaris F.Brand 1925
Desmococcus viridis (C.Agardh) P.C.Silva 1980
Heterococcus endolithicus R.B.Darling, Friedmann & P.A.Broady 1987
Desmococcus endolithicus P.A.Broady & M.Ingerfeld 1993
Desmococcus antarcticus Rybalka, M.Wolf, R.A.Andersen & T.Frield 2013

Habitat notes
Aeroterrestrial; chasmoendolithic (Gustavs et al. 2011). - (29 Jul 2011) - Wendy Guiry

Chasmoendolithic growths in granitic boulder, in association with cf. Chroococcidiopsis sp. (Broady & Ingerfeld 1993). - (9 Feb 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

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Key references
Broady, P.A. & Ingerfeld, M. (1993). Three new species and a new record of chaetophoracean (Chlorophyta) algae from terrestrial habitats in Antarctica. European Journal of Phycology 28: 25-31, 9 figs.

Czerwik-Marcinkowska, J. & Mrozinska, T. (2011). Algae and cyanobacteria in caves of the Polish Jura. Polish Botanical Journal 56(2): 203-243, 21 figs.

Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Gustavs, L., Gors, M. & Karsten, U. (2011). Polyol patterns in biofilm-forming aeroterrestrial green algae (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) (Note). Journal of Phycology 47(3): 533-537.

John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Orders Chaetophorales, Microsporales, Ulotrichales. 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. 524-554. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pröschold, T. & Darienko, T. (2020). The green puzzle Stichococcus (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta): New generic and species concept among this widely distributed genus. Phytotaxa 441(2): 113-142, 14 figs.

Rindi, F. & Guiry, M.D. (2004). Composition and spatial variability of terrestrial algal assemblages occurring at the bases of urban walls in Europe. Phycologia 43: 225-235.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Trebouxiophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-108. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 18 May 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Laundon, J.R. (1985). Desmococcus olivaceus - the name of the common subaerial green alga. Taxon 34: 671-672.

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