Staurastrum brebissonii W.Archer, nom. illeg. 1861
Staurastrum brebissonii W.Archer in Pritchard 1861: 739, nom. illeg.
Published in: Pritchard, A. (1861). A history of infusoria, including the Desmidiaceae and Diatomaceae, British and foreign. Fourth edition enlarged and revised by
J. T. Arlidge, M.B., B.A. Lond.; W. Archer, Esq.; J. Ralfs, M.R.C.S.L. ; W. C. Williamson, Esq., F.R.S., and the author. pp. i-xii, 1- 968, 40 pls. London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Staurastrum pilosum Brébisson
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Illegitimate: superfluous [INA] as Staurastrum pilosum Brébisson is not an illegiitmate name. - (30 Jun 2014) - M.D. Guiry
"Becasue of a poor original description, the taxonomic concept of S brebissonii is not very clear..." (Coesel & Meesters 2013: 77). - (12 Sep 2013) - M.D. Guiry
This is a freshwater species.
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, J. (2013). European flora of the desmid genera Staurastrum and Staurodesmus. pp. -357, 5 text-figs, 120 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. -351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.
Gontcharov, A.A. & Melkonian, M. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of Staurastrum Meyen ex Ralfs and related genera (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta) based on coding and noncoding rDNA sequence comparisons. Journal of Phycology 41: 887-899.
Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999). A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France. Patrimoines Natureles 41: 1-148.
Skuja, H. (1956). Taxonomische und biologische Studien über das Phytoplankton schwedischer Binnengewässer. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Series IV 16(3): 1-404, + 63 pls.
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