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Asterionella formosa var. gracillima (Hanztsch) Grunow 1881

Publication details
Asterionella formosa var. gracillima (Hanztsch) Grunow in van Heurck 1881: pl. 51: fig. 22

Published in: Van Heurck, H. (1881). Synopsis des Diatomées de Belgique Atlas. pls XXXI-LXXVII [31-77]. . Anvers: Ducaju et Cie.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Asterionella is Asterionella formosa Hassall.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Diatoma gracillima Hantzsch

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, handsome.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Diatoma gracillima Hantzsch 1861
Asterionella gracillima (Hantzsch) Heiberg 1863

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Joh, G. (2010). Asterionella, Diatoma, Meridion, Opephora, Tabellaria. In: Algal flora of Korea. Volume 3, Number 2. Chrysophyta: Bacillariophyceae: Pennales: Araphidineae: Diatomaceae. Freshwater diatoms II. (Joh, G., Lee, J.H., Lee, K. & Yoon, S.-K. Eds), pp. 7-50. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Patrick, R.[M.] & Reimer, C.W. (1966). The diatoms of the United States exclusive of Alaska and Hawaii. Volume 1: Fragilariaceae, Eunotiaceae, Achnanthaceae, Naviculaceae. Monographs of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 13: 1-688.

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