Fragilaria virescens Ralfs 1843

Publication Details
Fragilaria virescens Ralfs 1843: 110, pl. II [2]: fig. 6

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1843). On the Diatomaceae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12: 104-111, 1 p. [pl. 2].

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Fragilaria is Fragilaria pectinalis (O.F.Müller) Lyngbye.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Fragilariforma virescens (Ralfs) D.M.Williams & Round.

Type Information
Syntype localities: "In freshwater pools. Cold Bath, Tunbridge Wells, Mr. Jenner. Madron and Chyanhâl Moor near Penzance." [England]; (Ralfs 1843: 110)

Origin of Species Name
Participle (Latin), becoming green (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 20 February 2024

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 February 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 February 2024

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