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Closterium tortum B.M.Griffiths

Publication details
Closterium tortum B.M.Griffiths 1925: 90, pl. 1: figs IV-VI

Published in: Griffiths, B.M. (1925). Studies in the phytoplankton of the lowland waters of Great Britain. III. The phytoplankton of Shropshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 47: 75-98.

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
Participle A (Latin), twisted (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Closterium parvulum var. tortum (B.M.Griffiths) Skuja 1948

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Closterium venus f. tortum (Gulf) Nygaard 1949

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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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.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Ruzicka, J. (1977). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(1) pp. [i-]-vi, [2], [1]-291, [292]], pls 1-44. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

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