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Actinotaenium cucurbita (Brébisson ex Ralfs) Teiling 1954

Publication details
Actinotaenium cucurbita (Brébisson ex Ralfs) Teiling 1954: 406

Published in: Teiling, E. (1954). Actinotaenium, genus Desmidiacearum resuscitatum. Botanisk Notiser 4: 376-426.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Actinotaenium is Dysphinctium regelianum Nägeli.

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

Basionym
Cosmarium cucurbita Brébisson ex Ralfs

Type information
Type locality: Britain (several records); Falaise (Brébisson); Germany (Kuetzing) (Index Nominum Algarum).

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Cosmarium cucurbita Brébisson ex Ralfs 1848
Dysphinctium cucurbita (Brebisson ex Ralfs) Grunow 1859
Calocylindrus cucurbita Kirchner 1878
Cosmarium curcurbita f. maior West 1892

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cosmarium cucurbita f. majus West 1892
Cosmarium cucurbita f. latius West 1892
Cosmarium cucurbita var. attenuatum G.S.West 1904
Cosmarium cucurbita f. latius West & G.S.West 1908
Actinotaenium cucurbita f. latius (West & West) Teiling 1954
Actinotaenium cucurbita var. attenuatum (G.S.West) Teiling 1954
Cosmarium cucurbita var. latius (West & West) Krieger & Gerloff 1969

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Brook, A.J. & Johnson, L.R. (2002). Order Zygnematales. 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. 479-593. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Desmidiineae. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 636-741. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Das, D. & Keshri, J.P. (2016). Desmids of Eastern Himalays. Bibliotheca Phycologica 119: 1-260, 30 pls.

Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Förster, K. (1982). Conjugatophyceae Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers Systematik und Biologie [Band] 8. Teil 1. Hälfte. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller). [in On shelf with series]

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

Martello, G.V. (2007). Le Desmidiée (Chlorophyta, Zygnematophyceae) di alcune zone umide lentiche della Val di Rava (Gruppo montuoso dei Lagorai) (TN). The Desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygematophyceae) of some lentic freshwater habitats of the Rava Valley (Montainous group of the Lagorai) (TM). Natura Vicentina 11: 77-115.

Palamar-Mordvintseva, G.M. (1982). Opredelitel' presnovodnykh vodorosley SSSR. Zelenyye vodorosli. Klass Kon'yugaty. Poryadok Desmidiyevyye [Manual for identification of the freshwater algae of the USSR. Desmidiales]. Vol. 11(2) pp. 620, 163 figures. Leningrad: Nauka Leningradskoe Otdelenie. [in Russian]

Petlovany, O.A. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Desmidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-448. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Ruzicka, J. (1981). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(2) pp. [i]-ix, 293-736, pls 45-117. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Wei, Y.-X. (2013). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis tomus XVII Chlorophyta: Desmidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio II: Actinotaenium, Cosmarium, Cosmocladium. pp. [i]-xvii, [1]-267. Beijing: Science Press.

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