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Closterium gracile var. tenue (Lemmermann) West & G.S.West 1902

Publication details
Closterium gracile var. tenue (Lemmermann) West & G.S.West 1902: 138, pl. 18: figs 22, 23

Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1902). A contribution to the freshwater algae of Ceylon. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Botany, Series 2, 6: 123-215, pls 17-22.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Closterium is Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Closterium gracile Brébisson ex Ralfs

Basionym
Closterium limneticum var. tenue Lemmermann

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Closterium gracile var. tenue (Lemmermann) West & G.S.West)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017), Latvia (Skuja 1928), Spain (Alvárez Cobelas 1984).

North America: Québec (Irénée-Marie 1939, Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995).

South-west Asia: India (Das & Keshri 2016).

South-east Asia: Thailand (Hirano 1992).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day & al. 1995), Victoria (Day & al. 1995).

Source of current name
John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009). A practical guide to the desmids of the west of Ireland. pp. [i]-viii, 1-196, 49 pls, 12 col. photogr. 8 line- figs, 1 map, 3 tabs. Galway: Martin Ryan Institute.

Key references
Kanetsuna, Y. & Yamagishi, T. (eds) (2018). Desmids of southeast Asia. pp. [1]-xiv, [1]-429, VIII colour photographic pls, 44 test-figs, 94 pls. Dera Dun - 248 001 (India): Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.

Prescott, G.W., Croasdale, H.T. & Vinyard, W.C. (1975). A synopsis of North American desmids. Part II. Desmidiaceae: Placodermae. Sect. 1. pp. 1-275, 57 pls. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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