Penium exiguum West 1892

Penium exiguum West

Current name: Penium exiguum West
Loch Gower, Ayrshire, Scotland. - 18 April 2009. C.F.Carter (

Publication Details
Penium exiguum West 1892: 126, pl. XIX [19]: figs 17, 18

Published in: West, W. (1892). A contribution to the freshwater algae of west Ireland. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 29: 103-216.

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Publication date: 26 April 1892

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.

Type Information
Syntype localities: Kylemore [Co. Galway]; Cromagloun [Co. Kerry], Ireland;

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), small, short, poor, scanty (Brown 1946).

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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