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Staurastrum pyramidatum West 1892

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Zygnematophyceae
Subclass Zygnematophycidae
Order Desmidiales
Family Desmidiaceae
Genus Staurastrum

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Staurastrum pyramidatum West
Apical views. Isle of Ulva,Scotland.. 12 Jul 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Staurastrum pyramidatum West
Side view.. 12 Jul 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Staurastrum pyramidatum West
Isle of Ulva,Scotland.. 12 Jul 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

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Staurastrum pyramidatum West Apical views. Isle of Ulva,Scotland.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Staurastrum pyramidatum West 1892: 179

Published in: West, W. (1892). A contribution to the freshwater algae of west Ireland. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 29: 103-216.
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Publication date: 26 April 1892

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

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), in the form of a pyramid.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Cosmoastrum pyramidatum (West & G.S.West) Palamar-Mordvintseva 1982

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Staurastrum muricum var. acutum West 1890
Staurastrum muricatum var. acutum West 1890

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Desmidiineae. 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. 636-741. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, J. (2013). European flora of the desmid genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus. pp. [1]-357, 5 text-figs, 120 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Gontcharov, A.A. & Melkonian, M. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of Staurastrum Meyen ex Ralfs and related genera (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta) based on coding and noncoding rDNA sequence comparisons. Journal of Phycology 41: 887-899.

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

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