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Achnanthes piafica J.R. Carter & Denny 1982

Publication details
Achnanthes piafica J.R. 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 (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: P. Denny sample 11; 7.ii.1976; BM slide no. 78108 (N'Guessan & al. 2014: 460).

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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