Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs 1848

Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs

Current name: Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs
Washington state, USA: Alpine lake, 400x, DIC - 07 December 2012. Karl Bruun

Publication Details
Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs 1848: 163, pl. XXVII [27]: fig. 1 (as 'Lunula')

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
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Closterium.

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

Type Information
Syntype localities: Various in Britain, Germany, France, U.S.A. and Mexico;

Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of luna, moon (Brown 1946).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 28 February 2024

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 February 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 May 2024

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