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Closterium flaccidum Delponte

Publication details
Closterium flaccidum Delponte 1877: 101, pl. 18: figs 34-36

Published in: Delponte, G.B. (1873-1877). Specimen Desmidiacearum subalpinarum. pp. 1-281, pls I-XXI. Torino: Ex Officina Regia.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Closterium is Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flaccid, not able to hold up its own weight (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Closterium parvulum var. flaccidum (Delponte) E.K.Kossinskaja

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Closterium flaccidum Delponte)
Europe: Georgia (Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2014).

North America: North Carolina (NC) (Fucikova et al. 2008), Tennessee (TN) (Johansen et al. 2007).

South-east Asia: Thailand (Hirano 1992).

Key references
Fucikova, K., Hall, J.D., Johansen, J.R. & Lowe, R. (2008). Desmid flora of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Bibliotheca Phycologica 113: 1-59, pls 1-6, 2 tables.

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.

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