Fragilaria virescens Ralfs 1843

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

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

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
Type locality: Cold Bath, Tunbridge Wells; Madron and Chyanhâl Moor, near Penzance, England; (Index Nominum Algarum) Type: Mr. Jenner; in frreshwater pools; (Index Nominum Algarum)

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: 19 January 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 19 January 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 05 June 2023

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