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Closterium lanceolatum Kützing ex Ralfs 1848

Publication details
Closterium lanceolatum Kützing ex Ralfs 1848: 164, pl. XXVIII [28]: fig. 1

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, pls I-XXXV. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.
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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.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), lance-shaped.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Closterium acerosum var. lanceolatum (Kützing ex Ralfs) Playfair 1914

Nomenclatural notes
Closterium lanceolatum was first introduced by Kützing (1845: 130), which predates the starting point of the desmids (set at 1 January 1848, i.e., Ralfs, 1848). - (25 Apr 2009) -

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Britain (several records); West Point, N.Y. (Bailey); Germany (Kuetzing); Falaise (Brébisson) (Index Nominum Algarum).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Closterium lanceolatum Kützing ex Ralfs)
Europe: Austria (Lenzenweger 1996), Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Britain (Whitton & al. 2003, Brook & Williamson 2010), France (Kouwets 1999, Anon. 2017), Georgia (Barinova & al. 2011, Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2014, Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996, Mauch & Schmedtje 2003, Stutz & Mattern (eds) & al. 2018, Kusber & Gutowski 2018), Ireland (Adams 1908, John, Williamson & Guiry 2011), Italy (Abdelahad & al. 2003), Latvia (Skuja 1928), Romania (Caraus 2017), Russia (Europe) (Stenina & Patova 2007), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Slovenia (Vrhovsek & al. 2006), Ukraine (Petlovany & Tsarenko 2015).

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

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

Africa: Burkina Faso (Zongo et al. 2011), Sudan (Reinhold 1937), Zaire (Golama Swana Kaketa 1996).

Middle East: Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013, Maulood & al. 2013, Galindo-Alcázar & al. 2018), Turkey (Aysel 2005, Varol & Sen 2014, Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012), Pakistan (Hussain et al. 2010, Masud-ul-Hasan et al. 2010).

South-east Asia: Thailand (Hirano 1992).

Asia: China (Wei 2003), Japan (Hinode 1962, Hirose, Yamagishi & Akiyama 1977), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2015, Barinova & Niyatbekov 2018).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957, Croasdale & Flint 1986, Broady & al. 2012).

(as Closterium acerosum var. lanceolatum (Kützing ex Ralfs) Playfair)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

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

Key references
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010). A monograph on some British desmids. Order Zygnematales Suborder Zygonemoidiineae Family Zygnemataceae Subfamily Mesotaenioideae (Saccoderm desmids) and Suborder Closteriineae Family Peniaceae and Family Closteriaceae. Edited by J.H. Price & N.J. Evans. pp. [i-ii], iii-v [1-5], 6-364, 157 pls. London: The Ray Society.

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.

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.

Masud-ul-Hasan, Zarina, A. & Shameel, M. (2010). Taxonomic study of the class Desmidophyceae Shameel from Mianwali District, Pakistan. Int. J. Phycol. Phycochem. 6(2): 89-100.

Petlovany, O.A. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Desmidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-448. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

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.

Wei Yinxin [Wei, Y.X.] (2003). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis, Tomus VII. Chlorophyta Zygnematales Mesotaeniaceae Demidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio I. pp. 1-267, pls I-LII [1-52]. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

West, W. & West, G.S. (1904). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. I. pp. [i]-xxxvi, [1]-224, pl. 1-32. London: The Ray Society.

Zongo, B., Zongo, F., Ouattara, A. & Boussim, J.I. (2011). A taxonomic study of the genus Closterium Nitzsch ex Ralfs (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta) in tempory ponds in Burkino Faso, West Africa. Cryptogamie Algologie 32(3): 255-270.

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