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Achnanthes piafica Carter & Denny

Publication details
Achnanthes piafica Carter & Denny 1982: 286, pl. 1, fig. 10

Published in: Carter, J.R. & Denny, P. (1982). Freshwater algae of Sierra Leone III. Bacillariophyceae: Part (i) Diatoms from the River Jong (Taia) at Njala. In: Diatomaceae III, Fetschrift Niels Foged; (H. Håkansson & J. Gerloff eds.). Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 73: 281-331. ( Eds)

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Achnanthes is Achnanthes adnata Bory.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Planothidium piaficum (J.R.Carter & Denny) C.E.Wetzel & L.Ector

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Sierra Leone: River Jong (Taia) at Njala (Silva 1996-to date). Type: P. Denny sample 11; 7.ii.1976; BM prep. 78108 (Silva 1996-to date

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.

Source of current name
N'Guessan, K.R., Wetzel, C.E. Ector, L., Coste, M., C.Cocquyt, C., Van de Vijver, B., Yao, S.S., Ouattara, A., Kouamelan, E.P. & Tison-Rosebery, J. (2014). Planothidium comperei sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta), a new diatom species from Ivory Coast. Plant Ecology and Evolution 147(3): 455-462, 3 fig., 1 table.

Key references
Krammer, K. & Lange-Bertalot (2004). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Band 2. Bacillariophyceae. Teil 4: Acnanthaceae. Kritische Ergänzungen zu Achnanthes s.l., Navicula s. str., Gomphonema. pp. [i-vi], 1-468, 93 pls. Heidelberg & Berlin: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. [in On shelf with series]

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