Scenedesmus apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Chodat, nom. illeg. 1926

Scenedesmus apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Chodat

Scenedesmus apiculatus (West & G.S.West) ChodatKelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, UK. - 27 October 2009. C.F.Carter (

Publication Details
Scenedesmus apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Chodat, nom. illeg. 1926: 169

Published in: Chodat, R. (1926). Scenedesmus. Étude de génétique de systématique expérimentale et d'hydrobiologie. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Hydrologie 3: 71-258.

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Scenedesmus obtusus var. apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Tsarenko.

Scenedesmus alternans var. apiculatus West & G.S.West

Type Information
England: Hampshire: New Forest.;

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), ending abruptly in a sharp point or apiculum (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 13 June 2021

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 June 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 10 August 2022

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