Odontidium parasiticum W.Smith 1856
Odontidium parasiticum W.Smith 1856: 19, pl. LX : fig. 375 (as 'Odontidium? parasiticum')
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.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pseudostaurosira parasitica (W.Smith) E.Morales.
Type locality: "Fresh water: parasitic on Nitzschia sigmoidea. Queen's Park, Edinburgh, April and July 1854, Dr. Greville." [now generally known as Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, Scotland]; (Smith 1856: 19) Lectotype (designated by Morales & al. 2015): [R.K.] Greville; 9.vii.1854; BR; (Van de Vijver & al. 2022: 2) Notes: Syntype material in BR (Morales et al., 2015: figs 81-106).
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), parasitic (Stearn 1973).
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 28 June 2023
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 June 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 September 2023