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Achnanthes distincta Messikommer 1954

Publication details
Achnanthes distincta Messikommer 1954: 32, pl. 1: figs 2 a, b

Published in: Messikommer (1954). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Algenflora des Urner Reusstales (Centralschweiz). Hydrobiologie 6: 1-43.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Achnanthes is Achnanthes adnata Bory.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Planothidium distinctum (Messikommer) Lange-Bertalot

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Ettl et al. (2004) record this as a currently accepted species.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: “Lauteres Seeli. Alt. 2250 m. Gewinnung von Ausquetschmaterial aus ins Gewässer hineinragenden Phanerogamenwurzeln am Kliff” {Switzerland] (Messikommer 1954: 32). Lectotype: BP slide 2210 (Buczkó, Wojtal & Magyari 2013: 4). Notes: "Lectotype, designed here, illustrated in fig. 5; Messikommer’s original material sample Nr. 4, see above for further details; lectotype specimen located using England Finder H30/3 (Fig. 18) or at co-ordinates 30.8 and 108 with a Leica DM LB2 light microscope)."

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Source of current name
Lange-Bertalot, H. (1999). Neue Kombinationen von Taxa aus Achnanthes Bory (sensu lato). Iconographia Diatomologica 6: 270-283.

Key references
Krammer, K. & Lange-Bertalot (2004). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Band 2. Bacillariophyceae. Teil 4: Acnanthaceae. Kritische Ergänzungen zu Achnanthes s.l., Navicula s. str., Gomphonema. pp. [i-vi], 1-468, 93 pls. Heidelberg & Berlin: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. [in On shelf with series]

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