Scenedesmus serratus (Corda) Bohlin 1901

Desmodesmus serratus (Corda) S.S.An, Friedl & E.Hegewald

Current name: Desmodesmus serratus (Corda) S.S.An, Friedl & E.Hegewald
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Publication Details
Scenedesmus serratus (Corda) Bohlin 1901: 44

Published in: Bohlin, K. (1901). Étude sur la flore algologique d'eau douce des Açores. Bihang till Kongl. Svenska vetenskaps-akademiens handlingar 27 Afd. III(4): 1-85, 1 pl.

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Publication date: 1901

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmodesmus serratus (Corda) S.S.An, Friedl & E.Hegewald.

Arthrodesmus serratus Corda

Type Information
Type locality: Czech Republic: Prague; (Index Nominum Algarum) Lectotype: Description of Corda (1939) only (exclusion of the illustration of Corda (1839: pl. 4, fig. 35): (Fawley et al. 2011: 35) Notes: According to Index Nominum Algarum, the lectotypification by Fawley et al. (2011: 35) is unacceptable since it excludes the sole typifiable element, the illustration.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), serrated, saw-edged with teeth pointing forwards (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 12 July 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 July 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 28 February 2024

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