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Spirotaenia erythrocephala Itzigsohn 1856

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


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Spirotaenia erythrocephala Itzigsohn
Collected by Sue Knight, Burbage Vally, Derbyshire, UK.. 18 Mar 2010. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Spirotaenia erythrocephala Itzigsohn
Black Loch, Ayrshire, Scotland.. 18 Apr 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).


Spirotaenia erythrocephala Itzigsohn Black Loch, Ayrshire, Scotland.
© C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Spirotaenia erythrocephala Itzigsohn in Braun 1856: 46, no fig.

Published in: Braun, A. (1856). Beobachtungen des Dr. Itzigsohn in Neu-Damm ├╝ber verschiedene mikroscopische Algen. Botanische Zeitung 14: 46-47.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spirotaenia is Spirotaenia condensata Br├ębisson.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
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.

Kim, H.S., Lee, J.H. & Kim, J.H. (2020). A checklist of freshwater algae from Mt. Sinbul alpine wetlands in South Korea. Nova Hedwigia 111(1-2): [1-38], 135 figs.

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]

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