Closterium ehrenbergii Meneghini ex Ralfs 1848

Closterium ehrenbergii Meneghini ex Ralfs

Current name: Closterium ehrenbergii Meneghini ex Ralfs
Bainbridge Island, Washington USA; ditch, 100x, DIC - 01 July 2008. Karl Bruun (

Publication Details
Closterium ehrenbergii Meneghini ex Ralfs 1848: 166, pl. XXVIII [28]: fig. 2

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae The drawings by Edward Jenner, A.L.S. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, 35 pls. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve, King William Street, Strand.

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Publication date: 1 Jan 1848

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Closterium is Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs.

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

Type Information
Britain (various records); Germany (Ehrenberg); Falaise (Brébisson); (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Noun (singular possessive) (Latin), named for a person with the surname Ehrenberg, for algae generally Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 01 August 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 01 August 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 11 December 2023

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