Melosira distans var. nivalis (W.Smith) O.Kirchner 1878
Melosira distans var. nivalis (W.Smith) O.Kirchner 1878: 216
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira nivalis (W.Smith) J.English & Potapova.
Melosira nivalis W.Smith
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).
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 27 September 2023