Penium polymorphum (Perty) Perty 1852

Penium polymorphum (Perty) Perty

Current name: Penium polymorphum (Perty) Perty
Black Loch, Ayrshire, Scotland. - 18 April 2009. C.F.Carter (

Publication Details
Penium polymorphum (Perty) Perty 1852: 207, pl. XVI [16]: fig. 15

Published in: Perty, M. (1852). Zur Kenntniss kleinster Lebensformen: nach Bau, Funktionen, Systematik, mit Specialverzeichniss der in der Schweiz beobachteten. pp. 1-228, 17 plates. Bern: Verlag von Jent & Reinert.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Penium is Penium margaritaceum Brébisson ex Ralfs.

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

Closterium polymorphum Perty

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), polymorphous, polymorphic; variable in form (Brown 1954).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 February 2024

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 February 2024. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 July 2024

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