Scenedesmus dimorphus (Turpin) Kützing 1834

Tetradesmus dimorphus (Turpin) M.J.Wynne

Current name: Tetradesmus dimorphus (Turpin) M.J.Wynne
Autospores. Collected by Howard Matcham. Sheep bowl. Westerton near Chichester, UK - 25 October 2015. C.F.Carter (chris.carter at

Publication Details
Scenedesmus dimorphus (Turpin) Kützing 1834: 608

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1834 '1833'). Synopsis diatomearum oder Versuch einer systematischen Zusammenstellung der Diatomeen. Linnaea 8: 529-620, + pls XIII-XIX [79 figs].

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tetradesmus dimorphus (Turpin) M.J.Wynne.

Achnanthes dimorpha Turpin

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), having two forms, e.g., two morphotypes in the same life history (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 14 March 2003 by Andy Taylor.

Last updated: 12 July 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 July 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 09 December 2023

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