Staurastrum lunatum Ralfs 1848

Staurastrum avicula var. lunatum (Ralfs) Coesel & Meesters

Current name: Staurastrum avicula var. lunatum (Ralfs) Coesel & Meesters
Apical views. Poulaphouca reservoir, Co Wicklow, Ireland. - 28 October 2010. C.F.Carter(chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk,com)

Publication Details
Staurastrum lunatum Ralfs 1848: 124, pl. XXXIV [34]: fig. 12 a, b

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae The drawings by Edward Jenner, A.L.S. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, 35 pls. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve, King William Street, Strand.

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Publication date: 1 Jan 1848

Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Staurastrum is Staurastrum paradoxum Meyen ex Ralfs.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Staurastrum avicula var. lunatum (Ralfs) Coesel & Meesters.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), crescent-shaped (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 01 August 2023

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