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Protococcus viridis C.Agardh

Publication details
Protococcus viridis C.Agardh 1824: 13

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, [1]-312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
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Publication date: probably September 1824

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Protococcus is Protococcus nivalis (F.A.Bauer) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmococcus olivaceus (Persoon ex Acharius) J.R.Laundon

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), green (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Protococcus viridis C.Agardh)
Arctic: Ellesmere Island (Croasdale 1973).

Europe: Ireland (Adams 1908), Romania (Caraus 2002).

North America: Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985), Brazil (Stirk et al. 2013 , Freitas & Loverde-Oliveira 2013).

Middle East: Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed & al. 2008).

South-east Asia: Myanmar (Burma) (Skuja 1949).

Asia: Japan (Hirose, Yamagishi & Akiyama 1977).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day & al. 1995), Queensland (Day & al. 1995), Victoria (Day & al. 1995).

Source of current name
Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

John, D.M. (2002). Orders Chaetophorales, Klebshormidiales, Microsporales, Ulotrichales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 433-468. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

Phillipson, J. (1935). Some algae of Victorian soils. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, New Series 47: 262-287, 33 figs.

Prescott, G.W. (1962). Algae of the Western Great Lakes area. With an illustrated key to the genera of desmids and freshwater diatoms. Revised [Second] edition. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-977. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 135 South Locust Street.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 February 2020.

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