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Cosmarium cucurbita var. attenuatum G.S.West 1904

Publication details
Cosmarium cucurbita var. attenuatum G.S.West 1904: 286, pl. 464: fig. 18

Published in: West, G.S. (1904). West Indian freshwater algae. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 42: 281-294, pl. 464.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cosmarium is Cosmarium undulatum Corda ex Ralfs.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Actinotaenium cucurbita (Brébisson ex Ralfs) Teiling

Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), gourd; dolt; may be intended as the genus Cucurbita, squash, gourd, etc..

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999). A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France. Patrimoines Natureles 41: 1-148.

Key references
Hinode, T. (1952). On some Japanese desmids (1). Hikobia 1(3-4): 145-149, pl. 1, fig. 2.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Kanetsuna, Y. & Yamagishi, T. (eds) (2018). Desmids of southeast Asia. pp. [1]-xiv, [1]-429, VIII colour photographic pls, 44 test-figs, 94 pls. Dera Dun - 248 001 (India): Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.

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