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Closterium polystictum Nygaard 1932

Publication details
Closterium polystictum Nygaard 1932: 138, fig. 35

Published in: Nygaard, G. (1932). Contributions to our knowledge of the freshwater algae of Africa. Freshwater algae and phytoplankton from the Transvaal. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 20: 101-148.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Closterium is Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Closterium nordstedtii var. polystictum (Nygaard) Ruzicka

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Closterium polystictum Nygaard)
Europe: Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Sweden (Skuja 1948).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

Africa: South Africa (Levanets & Van Rensburg 2011).

Source of current name
Ruzicka, J. (1975). Erw├Ągungen ├╝ber die Taxonomie der Gattung Closterium II. Preslia 47: 289-304.

Key references
Prescott, G.W., Croasdale, H.T. & Vinyard, W.C. (1975). A synopsis of North American desmids. Part II. Desmidiaceae: Placodermae. Sect. 1. pp. 1-275, 57 pls. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Skuja, H. (1948). Taxonomie des Phytoplanktons einiger Seen in Uppland, Schweden. Symbolae Botanicae Upsalienses 9(3): 1-399, 39 pls.

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