Crucigenia truncata G.M.Smith 1920
Crucigenia truncata G.M.Smith 1920: 146
Published in: Smith, G.M. (1920). Phytoplankton of the Inland Lakes of Wisconsin. Part I: Myxophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Heterokonteae, and Chlorophyceae exclusive of the Desmidiaceae. Bulletin of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey 57: 1-243.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Crucigenia is Crucigenia quadrata Morren.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Willea truncata (G.M.Smith) D.M.John, M.J.Wynne & P.M.Tsarenko.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), truncate, i.e., ending very abruptly as if cut straight across (Stearn 1973).
This is a freshwater species.
Created: 20 January 2003 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 12 May 2014
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 May 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 June 2023