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Pediastrum tetras (Ehrenberg) Ralfs

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Hydrodictyaceae
Genus Pediastrum

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Pediastrum tetras (Ehrenberg) Ralfs
Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK. 20 May 2013. © C.F.Carter (chris.Carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Pediastrum tetras (Ehrenberg) Ralfs
Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK. 20 May 2013. © C.F.Carter (chris.Carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

 

Publication details
Pediastrum tetras (Ehrenberg) Ralfs 1845: 469

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1845). On the British Desmidieae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 15: 149-160; 401-406.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pediastrum is Pediastrum duplex Meyen.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Stauridium tetras (Ehrenberg) E.Hegewald

Basionym
Micrasterias tetras Ehrenberg

Type information
Syntype localities: Germany: Berlin; Czech Republic: Carlsbad [Karlovy Vary] (Silva 1996-to date).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Pediastrum ehrenbergii (Corda) A.Braun
Pediastrum ehrenbergii var. excisum A.Braun 1855
Pediastrum tetras var. excisum (A.Braun) Hansgirg 1888

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Buchheim, M., Buchheim, J., Carlson, T., Braband, A., HepperLe, D., Krienitz, L., Wolf, M. & Hegewald, E. (2005). Phylogeny of the Hydrodictyaceae (Chlorophyceae): inferences from rDNA data . Journal of Phycology 41: 1039-1054.

Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Kim, J.K. & Kim, H.S. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 6, Number 2 Chlorophyta: Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales I: Micractiniaceae, Botryococcaceae, Characiaceae, Hydrodictyaceae. pp. [1-4], 1-117, figs 1-92. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

McManus, H.A. & Lewis, L.A. (2005). Molecular phylogenetics, morphological variation and colony-form evolution in the family Hydrodictyaceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 44: 582-595.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Sphaeropleales. 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. 419-498. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Verified by: 10 December 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Kim, M.R. & Chang, Y.K. (1994). A taxonomic study on Pediastrum tetras (Ehrenberg) Ralfs. Korean Journal of Phycology 9(2): 145-152, 3 figs, 3 tables. [in Korean]
Segura, M., Rojo, C. & Rodrigo, M.A. (2007). Factores que controlan la variabilidad morfológica de Pediastrum tetras bajo diferentes condiciones experimentales. Limnetica 26(2): 233-242.

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