Biddulphia pulchella S.F.Gray, nom. illeg. 1821
Biddulphia pulchella S.F.Gray 400x __Dim. 54 x 68 µm
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Biddulphia pulchella S.F.Gray 1821: 294, nom. illeg.
Published in: Gray, S.F. (1821). A natural arrangement of British plants, according to their relations to each other, as pointed out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. including those cultivated for use; with an introduction to botany, in which the terms newly introduced are explained; illustrated by figures. pp. vol. 1: [i]-xxviii, - 824, pls I-XXI plates. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, Paternoster-Row.
Publication date: 1 Nov. 1821
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Biddulphia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Biddulphia biddulphiana (J.E.Smith) Boyer
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful and little (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: unwarrannted change of epithet for Conferva biddulphiana Smith. - (20 May 2012) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Europe: Albania (Miho & Witkowski 2005), Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Britain (Hendey 1954, Hendey 1974), Ireland (Adams 1908), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Poland (Plinski & Witkowski 2020), Portugal (Moita & Vilarinho 1999), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018), Spain (Varela 1982, Álvarez Cobelas & Estévez García 1982).
North America: Canada (Mather & al. 2010).
South America: Uruguay (Metzeltin & García-Rodríguez 2012).
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).
Source of current name
Hendey, N.I. (1974). A revised check-list of the British marine diatoms. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 54: 277-300, no figs.
Al-Handal, A.Y., Compère, P. & Riaux-Gobin, C. (2016). Marine benthic diatoms in the coral reefs of Reunion and Rodrigues Islands, West Indian Ocean. Micronesica 2016(3): 1-77, 14 pls.
Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.
Metzeltin, D. & García-Rodríguez, F. (2003). Las diatomeas Uruguayas. pp. -210, 74 pls. Uruguay: DIRAC Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República.
Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.
Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2020). Diatoms from the Gulf of Gdansk and surrounding waters (the southern Baltic Sea). pp. -442, incl. 31 SEM pls, 16 photo pls. Gdansk: Gdansk University Press.
Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, 219 pls with 4504 figs.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 21 August 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 June 2021.