Cosmarium cucurbita Brébisson ex Ralfs 1848

Publication Details
Cosmarium cucurbita Brébisson ex Ralfs 1848: 108, pl. 17: fig 7

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae The drawings by Edward Jenner, A.L.S. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, 35 pls. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve, King William Street, Strand.

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Publication date: 1 Jan 1848

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.

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..

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 15 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 12 December 2018

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 December 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 02 October 2022

 
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