Characium minutum A.Braun ex Kützing 1849

Characiopsis minuta (A.Braun) Borzì

Current name: Characiopsis minuta (A.Braun) Borzì
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; water garden, 1000x, DIC - 28 September 2008. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Characium minutum A.Braun ex Kützing 1849: 892

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.

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Publication date: 23-24 July 1849

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Characium is Characium sieboldii A.Braun.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Characiopsis minuta (A.Braun) Borzì.

Type Information
In Oedogonio fonticola (v.s.) [in Oedogonium fonticola A.Braun ex Hirn]; Neotype (Lectotype?): the single cell illustrated as no. 6 in Tab V, F n Braun (1855): Epitype: strain ACOI 2423 (cryopreseved), deposited at ACOI (epitype) (Amaral et al. 2020: 200, fig. 1) Notes: in Oedogonio fonticola (INA).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), very small, minute (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 08 September 2023

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Roberta Cowan in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 September 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 20 May 2024

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