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Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Conjugatophyceae (Zygnematophyceae)
Order Desmidiales
Family Desmidiaceae
Genus Micrasterias


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Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs
Alcohol preserved. Collected by Luca Marazzi, Okavango Delta, Botswana.. 17 Apr 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com.

Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs
Near Conniston, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs
Near Conniston, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).


Dermatolithon lejolisii (Rosanoff) Foslie

Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs Near Conniston, Cumbria, UK.
© C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs 1848: 77, pl. X [10]: fig. 3

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 Micrasterias is Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pinnately cleft (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Tetrachastrum pinnatifidum (Ralfs) R.V.Dixon 1859
Micrasterias oscitans var. pinnatifida (Kützing ex Ralfs) Rabenhorst 1868

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Dolgelley (Ralfs); Ambleside (Mr Sidebotham); United States (Bailey); Germany (Kützing); Falaise (Brébisson) (Ralfs 1848: 77).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs)
Europe: Austria (Lenzenweger 1996), Britain (Brook & Johnson 2002, Whitton et al. 2003, Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Czech Republic (Stastny 2010), France (Kouwets 1999, Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996, Paul, Stastny & Doege 2017, Mattern, Stutz & Hennecke 2018, Kusber & Gutowski 2018), Ireland (Adams 1908, John, Williamson & Guiry 2011), Italy (Abdelahad et al. 2003), Latvia (Skuja 1928), Netherlands (Coesel 1985, Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason et al. 2018), Slovenia (Vrhovsek et al. 2006), Spain (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Sweden (Skuja 1948), Ukraine (Petlovany & Tsarenko 2015).

North America: Maine (ME) (Fucíková, Johansen & Hall 2015), Newfoundland (Carter & Williamson 2018), Québec (Irénée-Marie 1939, Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), Wisconsin (WI) (Hall et al. 2011 ).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Comas González 2009).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985), Brazil (Bicudo & Bicudo 1965, Bicudo 1969, De-Lamonica-Freire & Heckman 1996, Sormus & Bicudo 1997, Oliveira, Moura & Bicudo 2009, Araújo et al. 2010, Freitas & Loverde-Oliveira 2013).

Africa: Sudan (Reinhold 1937).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed et al. 2008), India (Gupta 2012, Das & Keshri 2016).

Asia: China (Wei 2003, Hu & Wei 2006), Japan (Hinode 1955, Hinode 1959, Hirose, Yamagishi & Akiyama 1977), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014, Shao 2003-2014).

South-east Asia: Myanmar (Burma) (Skuja 1949), Singapore (Pham et al. 2011), Thailand (Hirano 1992, Hall et al. 2011 ).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Croasdale & Flint 1986, Broady et al. 2012), Northern Territory (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000), Queensland (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000), Victoria (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000).

(as Micrasterias oscitans var. pinnatifida (Kützing ex Ralfs) Rabenhorst)
North America: Alaska (AK) (Saunders 1901).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957), Queensland (Day et al. 1995), Victoria (Day et al. 1995).

Key references
Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Desmidiineae. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 636-741. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Förster, K. (1982). Conjugatophyceae Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers Systematik und Biologie [Band] 8. Teil 1. Hälfte. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller). [in On shelf with series]

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.

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.

Ribero, C. dos A., Ramos, G.P.R., Oliveira, I.B. de & Moura, C.W. do N. (2015). Micrasterias (Zygnematophyceae) de duas áreas do Pantanal dos Marimbus (Baiano e Remanso), Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brasil. Sitientibus Série Ciências Biológicas 15: [1-12].

Ruzicka, J. (1981). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(2) pp. [i]-ix, 293-736, pls 45-117. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Santos, M.A., Bucudo, C.E.M. & Moura, C.W.N. (2018). Taxonomic notes on the species of the genus Micrasterias (Desmidiaceae, Conjugatophyceae) from the Metropolitan Region of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Check List 14(6): 1027-1045, 33 figs, 3 tables.

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. (1905). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. II. pp. [i]-x, [1]-206, pls 33-64. London: The Ray Society.

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Sormus, L. & Bicudo, C.E. de M. (1974). Polymorphism in the desmid Micrasterias pinnatifida and its taxonomical implications. Journal of Phycology 10: 274-279, 28 figs.

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