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Melosira distans var. africana O.Müller 1904

Publication details
Melosira distans var. africana O.Müller 1904: 293, pl. IV [4]: figs 32, 33

Published in: Müller, O. (1904). VII. Bacillariaceen aus dem Nyassalande und einigen benachbarten gebieten. Zweite Folge, Discoideae-Coscinosdisceae, Discoideae-Eupodisceae. Botanische Jahrbucher fur Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie. Leipzig 34(2): 255-301, pls III, IV.
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Publication date: 22 March 1904

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira distans var. africana (O.Müller) Simonsen

Type information
Type locality: Central Africa: Nyassaland (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), distant (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Simonsen, R. (1979). The diatom system: ideas on phylogeny. Bacillaria 2: 9-71.

Key references
Cleve-Euler, A. (1951). Die Diatomeen von Schweden und Finnland. [TeilI. I. Centricae]. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, ser. IV 2(1): 1-163, 6 pls.

Cocquyt, C. (2007). Diatom diversity in Hausburg Tarn, a glacial lake on Mount Kenya, East Africa. Diatom Research 22(2): 255-285, 126 figs.

Foged, N. (1966). Freshwater diatoms from Ghana. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Shrifter 15(1): 1-169, 25 pls.

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