Frustulia acuminata Kützing 1833
Gyrosigma acuminatum (Kützing) Rabenhorst SEM
© F.A.S. Sterrenburg
Frustulia acuminata Kützing 1833: 555, pl.14: fig.36
Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1834 '1833'). Synopsis diatomearum oder Versuch einer systematischen Zusammenstellung der Diatomeen. Linnaea 8: 529-620, pls XIII-XIX [79 figs].
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gyrosigma acuminatum (Kützing) Rabenhorst
Type locality: süssen Wassern [sweet waters, presumably Germany] (Kützing 1834: 555). Notes: G.C. 14188a, ANSP and BM 78084 (syntype) [Sterrenburg pers.comm.]
Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), acuminate, i.e. tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Source of current name
Rabenhorst, L. (1853). Die Süsswasser-Diatomaceen (Bacillarien.): für Freunde der Mikroskopie. pp. -xii, -72, 10 pls. Leipzig: Eduard Kummer.
Aboal, M., Álvarez Cobelas, M., Cambra, J. & Ector, L. (2003). Floristic list of non-marine diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) of Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Updated taxonomy and bibliography. Diatom Monographs 4: 1-639.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 January 2016 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 21 October 2021.