Melosira nivalis W.Smith 1856

Publication Details
Melosira nivalis W.Smith 1856: 58, pl. LIII [53]: fig. 336

Published in: Smith, W. (1856). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, functions and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. The plates by Tuffen West. In two volumes. Vol. II. pp. [i]-xxix, 1-107, pls 32-60, 61-62, A-E. London: John van Voorst, Paternoster Row.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira nivalis (W.Smith) J.English & Potapova.

Type Information
Type locality: Scotland (Ben Mc Dhui, leg. Dickie; Pass of Killiecrankie, leg. Greville; Mull Deposit, leg. Gregory); France (Pic de Sancy, Puy-de Dome, leg Smith) (alpine pools and snow mud); (Index Nominum Algarum)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), found growing in or near snow.

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 February 2019

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 February 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 August 2022

 
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