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Chlorochytrium limnanthemum (D.D.Cunningham) G.S.West, nom. inval.

Publication details
Chlorochytrium limnanthemum (D.D.Cunningham) G.S.West in Wujek & Thompson 2005: 258, nom. inval.

Published in: Wujek, D.E. & Thompson, R.H. (2005). Endophytic unicellular chlorophytes: a review of Chlorochytrium and Scotinosphaera. Phycologia 44: 254-260.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chlorochytrium is Chlorochytrium lemnae Cohn.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Chlorochytrium lemnae Cohn

Stomatochytrium limnanthemum D.D.Cunningham

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
West (1904: 198) remarked "The genus Stomatochytrium Cunningham (1888) differs from Chlorochytrium mainly in the absence of the vesicle which surrounds the gametes in the latter genus. This feature can scarcely be regarded as a generic difference." but did not proposed a new combination for the generitype, as inidcated by Wujek & Thompson (2005: 258). The combination is not found in West (1916), as stated by Gupta (2012: 32), either. It is possible that the relevant combination was made elsewhere. - (21 Jun 2016) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Wujek, D.E. & Thompson, R.H. (2005). Endophytic unicellular chlorophytes: a review of Chlorochytrium and Scotinosphaera. Phycologia 44: 254-260.

Key references
Gupta, R.K. (2012). Algae of India Volume 2. A checklist of Chlorophyceae, Xanthophyceae. Chrysophyceae and Euglenophyceae. pp. [i]-iii, [1]-428, 8 pls. Salt Lake, Kolkata: Botanical Survey of India, Ministry of Environment & Forests.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

West, G.S. (1904). A treatise on the British freshwater algae Cambridge Biological Series. pp. i-xv, 1-372. Cambridge: At the University Press.

West, G.S. (1916). Algae. Volume I. Myxophyceae, Peridinieae, Bacillarieae, Chlorophyceae together with a brief summary of the occurrence and distribution of freshwater Algae. Cambridge Botanical Handbooks. pp. i-viii, 1-475. Cambridge: At the University Press.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 February 2020.

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