Melosira distans var. nivalis (W.Smith) O.Kirchner 1878

Publication Details
Melosira distans var. nivalis (W.Smith) O.Kirchner 1878: 216

Published in: Kirchner, O. (1878). Algen. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Schlesien. Part 1. (Cohn, F. Eds) Vol. 2, pp. i-iv [vii] 1-284. Breslau: J.U. Kern's Verlag (Max Müller).

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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 nivalis (W.Smith) J.English & Potapova.

Basionym
Melosira nivalis W.Smith

Type Information
Type locality: Scotland (Ben Mc Dhui, leg. Dickie; Pass of Killiecrankie, leg. Greville; Mull Deposit, leg. Gregory); France (Pic de Sancy, Puy-de Dome, leg Smith) (alpine pools and snow mud); (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Participle B (Latin), distant (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 15 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 February 2019

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 February 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2022

 
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