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Microthamnion vexator M.C.Cooke 1882

Publication details
Microthamnion vexator M.C.Cooke 1882: 75

Published in: Cooke, M.C. (1882). Some fresh water algae. Grevillea 11: 75 only.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Microthamnion is Microthamnion kuetzingianum Nägeli ex Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Cooke (1882: 75) writes "Apropos of new species, a minute green, filamentous Alga has been found in some five or six localities with a small radius in Yorkshire, which for some time has proved a puzzle, and even yet has not perhaps found more that a temporary location in the genus Microthamnion, much more delicate than either M. strictissimum or M. Kutzingianum, which for the time we have been content to call Microthamnion vexator. The figure 107 in Rabenhorst's " Algas " (p. 302) is much more like our plant than it seems to be of M. strictissimum , supposing it to be magnified about 320 diameters. Professor Wittrock, to whom the plant has been submitted, does not recognise it as any described species, and suggests for it a location in the above-named genus." While INA list this as a "nomen" there seems to be sufficent description to validate the name. - (12 Jun 2019) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
John, D.M. (2002). Orders Chaetophorales, Klebshormidiales, Microsporales, Ulotrichales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 433-468. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 November 2020.

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