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Micrasterias rotata f. granulata West

Publication details
Micrasterias rotata f. granulata West 1892: 134 (as 'var. rotata f. granulata' )

Published in: West, W. (1892). A contribution to the freshwater algae of west Ireland. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 29: 103-216.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Micrasterias is Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Micrasterias rotata Ralfs

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), wheel-shaped.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Micrasterias rotata f. granulata West)
Europe: Ireland (John, Williamson & Guiry 2011), Romania (Caraus 2002).

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

Key references
West, W. & West, G.S. (1905). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. II. pp. [i]-x, [1]-206, pls 33-64. London: The Ray Society.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 November 2017.

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