Pithophora kewensis 1877
Pithophora kewensis Wittrock 1877: 52, pl. I 1]: fig. 8; pl. II : figs 1-12; pl. III ; pl. IV : figs 2-11; pl. V : figs 9-10
Published in: Wittrock, V.B. (1877). On the development and systematic arrangement of the Pithophoraceae, a new order of algae. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis Ser. 3, extra ordinem(Editum 1877, Art 19): 1-80, VI plates.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Pithophora.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pithophora roettleri (Roth) Wittrock
Holotype locality: Kew Gardens, Britain (Boedeker & al. 2012: 821). Holotype: V.B. Wittrock; August 1872; tropical aquarium ('Waterlily house'). L 938112 639 (Boedeker & al. 2012: 821). Notes: Designated (Boedeker et al. 2012: 821). Isotypes in BM, L, UPS and S.
Pithophora kewensis var. yunnanensis L.C.Li 1939
This is a freshwater species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Pithophora kewensis Wittrock )
Europe: Britain (Boedeker & al. 2012).
Source of current name
Boedeker, C., O'Kelly, C.J., Star, W. & Leliaert, F. (2012). Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of the Aegagropila clade (Cladophorales, Ulvophyceae), including the description of Aegagropilopsis gen. nov. and Pseudocladophora gen. nov. Journal of Phycology 48(3): 808-825.
Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], -933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
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