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Ankistrodesmus falcatus var. acicularis (A.Braun) G.S.West 1904

Publication details
Ankistrodesmus falcatus var. acicularis (A.Braun) G.S.West 1904: 223, fig. 94 b-c

Published in: West, G.S. (1904). A treatise on the British freshwater algae Cambridge Biological Series. pp. i-xv, 1-372. Cambridge: At the University Press.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ankistrodesmus is Ankistrodesmus fusiformis Corda.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Monoraphidium griffithii (Berkeley) Komárková-Legnerová

Basionym
Closterium griffithii Berkeley

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a sickle.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Rhaphidium aciculare A.Braun 1863
Rhaphidium polymorphum var. aciculare (A.Braun) Rabenhorst 1868
Rhaphidium fasciculatum var. aciculare (status) (A.Braun) Chodat 1902
Rhaphidium falcatum var. aciculare (A.Braun) F.S.Collins 1909

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
John, D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2002). Order Chlorococcales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 327-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: [i]-vii, 1-276.

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