Ctenophora pulchella (Kützing) D.M.Williams & Round 1986

Publication Details
Ctenophora pulchella (Kützing) D.M.Williams & Round 1986: 330, figs 53-61

Published in: Williams, D.M. & Round, F.E. (1986). Revision of the genus Synedra Ehrenb. Diatom Research 1(2): 313-339, 71 figs.

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Publication date: "Nov. 1986" [ING]

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Ctenophora.

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

Exilaria pulchella Kützing

Type Information
Type locality: "An Conferven in England. Originalexemplare wurden mir von dem Hrn. Berkeley mitgetheilt." [At Convervas in England. Original copies were communicated to me by Mr. Berkeley.]; (Kützing 1844: 68) Lectotype ("England, Penzance, [John] Ralfs"; designated by Williamson & Van de Vijver 2023: 7): BM; 18644! (Kützing 360 March 1844) (Williams & Van de Vijver 2023) Notes: "England, Penzance, [John] Ralfs (BM 18310! [Kützing 193], lectotype designated here, https://data.nhm.ac.uk/object/ 9545df61-a24c-4fa8-a796-e112 79a9e9f4; BM 18644! (Kützing 360 [March 1844]; BM s.n.! and BM Adams Eul. 38! = Eulenstein, Diatomacearum species typicae no. 38, "b) Penzance, Angl. In aqua dulci" […] b) Spec. originale. Ktz. Bac. tab. 29. fig. 87 = Fig. 12]; "Exilaria pulchella n. sp., on aquatic plants, Penzance, Feb., 1840, J. Ralfs", BM herb. Diat. 2536!; "Exilaria pulchella. Kutz. Kies. Bacil. t. 29. f. 87, Penzance" [British Algae, dried specimens of marine and freshwater algae, including the Desmidieae and Diatomaceae, volume 1, no. 34, 1850, see Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 2 (7), 412, 1850–1?, for date see Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 2 (7): 412, 1851 and Sayre 1969: 97 , "Exilaria pulchellum"]; "Penzance, Mr. Ralfs", Diat. Herb. diat. 2534!, W. Smith, BM 23735–6!; L4020117!, Penzance, Herb. Lenormand https://data.biodiversitydata.nl/naturalis/specimen/L.4020117, FH: J. W. Bailey coll. E337 (http://www2.huh.harvard.edu/diatom/baileycat.htm), and ANSP: Febiger 3049, 'Exilaria pulchella Ralfs ex Kutzing' (I = isotype)." (Williams & Van de Vijver 2023: 7).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful and little (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 27 December 2023

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