Scenedesmus alternans var. apiculatus West & G.S.West 1894

Scenedesmus apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Chodat

Scenedesmus apiculatus (West & G.S.West) ChodatKelly Hall Tarn, Cumbria, UK. - 27 October 2009. C.F.Carter (

Publication Details
Scenedesmus alternans var. apiculatus West & G.S.West 1894: 16, pl. 2: fig. 38

Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1894). New British freshwater algae. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society 1894: 1-17.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Scenedesmus obtusus var. apiculatus (West & G.S.West) Tsarenko.

Type Information
England: Hampshire: New Forest.;

Origin of Species Name
Participle B (Latin), alternating (Stearn 1992).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Last updated: 13 June 2021

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 13 June 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 September 2022

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