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Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen

Publication details
Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen 1829: 775, pl. XLIII [43]: figs 30, 31

Published in: Meyen, F.J.F. (1829). Beobachtungen über einige niedere Algenformen. Nova Acta Physico-Medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae 14: 768-778, pl. XLIII [43].
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), obtuse, blunt (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Scenedesmus ovalternus Brébisson 1855
Scenedesmus alternans Reinsch 1866
Scenedesmus bijugus var. alternans (Reinsch) Borge 1906
Scenedesmus graevenitzii C.Bernard 1908
Scenedesmus ovalternus Chodat 1926
Scenedesmus ovalternus var. graevenitzii (C.Bernard) Chodat 1926
Scenedesmus obtusus var. alternans (Reinsch) Compère 1976

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: near Potsdam, Havel (Silva 1996-to date). Type: on Alcyonella stagnorum. (Silva 1996-to date

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Key references
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).

Ramos, G.J.P., Bicudo, C.E. de M. & Moura, C.W. do N.M. (2015). Scenedesmaceae (Chlorophyta, Chlorophyceae) de duas áreas do Pantanal dos Marimbus (Baiano e Remanso), Chapada Diamantina, Estado da Bahia, Brasil. Hoehnea 42(3): 549-566.

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.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

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