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Pediastrum tetras var. tetrapedia (Kirchner) Playfair

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Hydrodictyaceae
Genus Pediastrum


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Pediastrum tetras var. tetrapedia (Kirchner) Playfair
Example colonies, Castle Ashby, Northampton, UK. 25 May 2015. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Pediastrum tetras var. tetrapedia (Kirchner) Playfair
Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Lake, 1000x, DIC. 19 Jun 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).


Crucigenia tetrapedia (Kirchner) Kuntze Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Lake, 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Pediastrum tetras var. tetrapedia (Kirchner) Playfair 1913: 517, pl. LVI [56]: fig. 3

Published in: Playfair, G.I. (1913). Plankton of the Sydney water-supply. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 37: 512-552, 5 pls.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pediastrum is Pediastrum duplex Meyen.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Crucigenia tetrapedia (Kirchner) Kuntze

Staurogenia tetrapedia Kirchner

Type information
Type locality: Langwieser See bei Plieningen (Silva 1996-to date). Lectotype: pl. II, fig. 1 in Kirchner 1880 (designated by Komárek 1974): material of the strain SAG 9.81 cryopreserved at the SAG Culture Collection Gottingen, Germany (designated by Bock et al. 2013: 337) (epitype) (Bock et. al. 2013: 337).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Created: 30 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 13 June 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2019.

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