Astasia torta Pringsheim 1942
Astasia torta Pringsheim 1942: 186, fig. 11
Published in: Pringsheim, E.G. (1942). Contributions to our knowledge of saprophytic algae and Flagellata III. Astasia, Distigma, Menoidium and Rhabdomonas. New Phytologist 41(3): 171-205, 20 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: "It was reared for the first time from material from a highland pool at the Plockenstein above Lunz, which on immediate investigation displayed only Trachelomonas. Two other strains were isolated from ditches of the Kummerteich meadow near Hirschberg in Bohemia, where Trachelomonas, accompanied by Desmids, was likewise observed. A fourth strain was obtained from material growing on stems of Typha in the Grossteich near Hirschberg." [Austria, Czech Republic] (Pringsheim 1942: 187).
Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), twisted (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
Starmach, K. (1983). Euglenophyta - Eugleniny Vol. 3 Flora slodkowodna polski [Euglenophyta Volume 3 Freshwater flora of Poland]. pp. -594. Warszawa: Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe. [in Polish]
Wołowski, K. (2011). Euglenophyta (Euglenoids). In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 181-239. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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