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Melosira binderana Kützing 1844

Publication details
Melosira binderana Kützing 1844: 55, pl. 2: fig. 1

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], [1]-152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.
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Publication date: 7-9 Nov 1844

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 Stephanodiscus binderanus (Kützing) Krieger

Type information
Type locality: "Spree bei Berlin", Germany (Håkansson 2002: 52). Notes: Isotype: Krieger material no 6171, B.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
"... a proposal for the conservation of Melosira binderiana Kützing with Krieger's material ... is being submitted to the General Committee for Botanical Nomenclature" (H.Håkansson 2002: 8, 52). - (24 Mar 2016) - Wendy Guiry

Sent by Binder (Hamburg) from "Moorgräben bei Hamburg" (=bog ditches) but the Binder-material could not be found at HBG nor BM (Håkansson, 2002: 8). - (24 Mar 2016) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
cf. Melosira italica var. binderana Kützing (INA). - (28 May 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Håkansson, H. (2002). A compilation and evaluation of species in the genera ["general"] Stephanodiscus, Cyclostephanos and Cyclotella with a new genus in the family Stephanodiscaceae. Diatom Research 17(1): 1-139, 487 figs.

Skuja, H. (1956). Taxonomische und biologische Studien über das Phytoplankton schwedischer Binnengewässer. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Series IV 16(3): 1-404, + 63 pls.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 April 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Munawar, M. & Munawar, I.F. (1975). Some observations on the growth of diatoms in Lake Ontaria with emphasis on Melosira binderana Kütz. during thermal bar conditions. Arch. Hydrobiol. 75: 490-499.
Round, F.E. (1972). Stephanodiscus binderanus (Kütz) Krieger or Melosira binderana Kütz. (Bacillariophyta, Centrales). Phycologia 11: 109-118, 36 figs.

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