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Melosira laevissima Grunow 1882

Publication details
Melosira laevissima Grunow in Van Heurck 1882: pl. LXXXVI [86]: fig. 24 (as 'Melosira (distans v.?) laevissima' )

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 laevissima (Grunow) Krammer

Type information
Type locality: Lough Canmore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (Houk, Klee & Passauer 2007: 71). Lectotype: W Grunow coll. slide 2851 (Houk, Klee & Passauer 2007: 71, figs 140-150).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
as Melosira (distans var.?) laevissima (INA; Houk et al. (2007: fig. 149). - (12 Nov 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Krammer, K. (1991). Morphology and taxonomy of some taxa in the genus Aulacoseira Thwaites (Bacillariophyceae). I. Aulacoseira distans and similar taxa. Nova Hedwigia 52(1/2): 89-112, pls I-X.

Key references
Houk, V., Klee, R. & Passauer, U. (2007). Observations on taxa of Melosira sensu lato among the slides from the Grunow diatom collection in Vienna (Austria). Part 1. Diatom Research 22(1): 57-80.

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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 25 September 2021.

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