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Desmidium elongatum Wolle 1884

Publication details
Desmidium elongatum Wolle 1884: 15, no fig.

Published in: Wolle, F. (1884). Fresh-water algae VIII. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 11: 13-17, pl. XLIV [44].
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Publication date: "February 1884"

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Desmidium is Desmidium swartzii C.Agardh ex Ralfs.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), elongated (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Desmidium longatum Wolle 1884

Nomenclatural notes
Tod Fairbanks (e-mail, November 2019) writes "I would like to suggest that Desmidium elongatum Wolle 1884 listed as a "U" and Desmidium longatum 1884 listed as a "P" are one in the same. I have attached the two descriptions from Wolle and the descriptions are nearly identical, the dimension are equal and the discovery date September 1883 in a pond at Brown's Mill are the same. Also, the distribution record, Brown's Mill, NJ would be considered part of the New Jersey Pine Barrens a fen/bog acidic water environment then and even today. Although Brown's Mill is more of a developed village with a small lake, which was likely the pond that was sampled by Wolle." - (4 Nov 2019) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: "Brown's Mills, New Jersey" [U.S.A.] (Wolle 1884: 15).

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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 14 August 2020.

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