Asterionella formosa Hassall 1850
Asterionella formosa Hassall
Massed cells in plankton. Pitsford Water, Northampton, UK - 16 August 2013. C.F. Carter email@example.com)
Asterionella formosa Hassall 1850: 9, 10, pl. II (Grand Junction Company): fig. 5 (p. 62)
Published in: Hassall, A.H. (1850). A microscopic examination of the water supplied to the inhabitants of London and the suburban districts; illustrated by coloured plates, exhibiting the living animal and vegetable productions in Thames and other waters, as supplied by the several companies; with an examination, microscopic and general, of their sources of supply, as well as the Henly-on-Thames and Watford plans, etc. pp. 1-66 [advertisements pp. 67-69], pls I-VII. London: Samuel Highley, 32, Fleet Street.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Asterionella.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: England: London: Thames R.; (Index Nominum Algarum)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, handsome.
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 09 February 2021
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 09 February 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 31 May 2023