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Roya obtusa (Brébisson) West & G.S.West 1896

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Zygnematophyceae
Subclass Zygnematophycidae
Order Zygnematales
Family Mesotaeniaceae
Genus Roya

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Roya obtusa (Brébisson) West & G.S.West
Prox. Collected by P. Williamson, Nr Moylr, NW Sutherland, Scotland.. 09 Aug 2018. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

Vanheurckia vulgaris var. richmondiae Playfair

Roya obtusa (Brébisson) West & G.S.West Prox. Collected by P. Williamson, Nr Moylr, NW Sutherland, Scotland.
© C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Roya obtusa (Brébisson) West & G.S.West 1896: 107, pl. X: fig. 27

Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1896). On some new and interesting freshwater algae. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society 16: 149-165, 2 pls.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Roya.

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

Basionym
Closterium obtusum Brébisson

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), obtuse, blunt (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Closterium obtusum Brébisson 1856

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Roya obtusa var. minor Raciborski 1885
Roya obtusa var. montana West & G.S.West 1896

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010). A monograph on some British desmids. Order Zygnematales Suborder Zygonemoidiineae Family Zygnemataceae Subfamily Mesotaenioideae (Saccoderm desmids) and Suborder Closteriineae Family Peniaceae and Family Closteriaceae. Edited by J.H. Price & N.J. Evans. pp. [i-ii], iii-v [1-5], 6-364, 157 pls. London: The Ray Society.

Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Family Mesotaeniaceae ('saccoderm desmids'). In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 609-616. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Das, D. & Keshri, J.P. (2016). Desmids of Eastern Himalays. Bibliotheca Phycologica 119: 1-260, 30 pls.

Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Kossinskaja, E.K. (1952). Flora plantarum cryptogamarum URSS. Vol. II Conjugatae (I) Mesotaeniales et Gonatozygales. pp. [1]-165 [+1], 17 pls, 31 figs, 1 map. Moscow & Leningrad: Typis et impensis Academiae Scientarum URSS. [in Russian]

Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999). A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France. Patrimoines Natureles 41: 1-148.

Petlovany, O.A. (2015 '2014'). Zygnematales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 11-61. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Wei Yinxin [Wei, Y.X.] (2003). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis, Tomus VII. Chlorophyta Zygnematales Mesotaeniaceae Demidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio I. pp. 1-267, pls I-LII [1-52]. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

West, W. & West, G.S. (1904). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. I. pp. [i]-xxxvi, [1]-224, pl. 1-32. London: The Ray Society.

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