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Batrachospermum virgatum Sirodot, nom. illeg. 1884

Publication details
Batrachospermum virgatum Sirodot 1884: 286, pl. XLIV: figs 1-6; pl. L: figs 1-5, nom. illeg.

Published in: Sirodot, S. (1884). Les Batrachospermes organisation, functions, développement, classification. Ouvage accompagné de cinquante plances grevées d'après les dessins de MM. Sirodot et Bézier. pp. [i-v], [1]-299, 50 pls. Paris: G. Masson, éditeur Libraire de l'Académie de Médicine.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Batrachospermum is Batrachospermum gelatinosum (Linnaeus) De Candolle.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Batrachospermum helminthosum Bory

Type information
Type locality: Ruisseau de Cheminel près Chateaubourg, France (Sheath et al. 1994: 110). Type: 1 September 1880; PC Thuret lower specimen [slide made by T.J. Entwisle] (Sheath et al. 1994: 110).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), twiggy, long and slender or streaked, rod-like (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
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]

Kumano, S. (2002). Freshwater red algae of the world. pp. [i-ii], i-xiv, 1-375 [p. 375 is an Addendum], pls 1-199. Bristol: Biopress Limited.

Sheath, R.G., Vis, M.L. & Cole, K..M. (1994). Distribution and systematics of Batrachospermum (Batrachospermales, Rhodophyta) in North America. 4. Section Virescentia. Journal of Phycology 30(1): 108-117.

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References
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Lichtlé, C. & Giraud, G. (1970). Aspects ultrastructuraux particuliers au plaste du Batrachospermum virgatum (SIRDT) - Rhodophycée - Nemalionale. Journal of Phycology 6: 281-289, 9 figs.

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