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Staurastrum grande Bulnheim 1861

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Zygnematophyceae
Subclass Zygnematophycidae
Order Desmidiales
Family Desmidiaceae
Genus Staurastrum


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Staurastrum grande Bulnheim
Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland; September 2005. In bog pool. David John. © David John (d_m_john@ntlworld.com).


Lithothamnion purpureum P.Crouan & H.Crouan

Staurastrum grande Bulnheim Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland; September 2005. In bog pool
© David John (d_m_john@ntlworld.com)

Publication details
Staurastrum grande Bulnheim 1861: 51, pl. IXA [9A]: fig. 14

Published in: Bulnheim, O. (1861). Beiträge zur Flora der Desmidieen Sachsens. Hedwigia 2(9): 50-, pl. IXA: figs 1-3.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Staurastrum is Staurastrum paradoxum Meyen ex Ralfs.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Staurodesmus grandis (Bulnheim) Teiling

Origin of species name

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Teiling, E. (1967). The desmid genus Staurodesmus. A taxonomic study. Arkiv för Botanik 6: 467-629.

Key references
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.

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

Thomasson, K. (1957). Notes on the plankton of Lake Bangweulu. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Ser. IV 17(3): 3-18, 53 figs.

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