Staurogenia tetrapedia Kirchner 1880

Lemmermannia tetrapedia (Kirchner) Lemmermann

Current name: Lemmermannia tetrapedia (Kirchner) Lemmermann
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Publication Details
Staurogenia tetrapedia Kirchner 1880: 168, pl. II [2]: fig. 1 (as 'Tetrapedia')

Published in: Kirchner, O. (1880). Beiträge zur Algenflora von Württemberg. Jahreshefte des Vereins für vaterländische Naturkunde in Württemberg 36: 155-203, pl. II.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Staurogenia is Staurogenia quadrata (Morren) Kützing.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Lemmermannia tetrapedia (Kirchner) Lemmermann.

Type Information
Type locality: Langwieser See bei Plieningen; (Index Nominum Algarum) 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 & al. 2013: 337)

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 01 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 February 2021

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 February 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 June 2024

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