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Micrasterias rotata var. japonica R.Fujisawa

Publication details
Micrasterias rotata var. japonica R.Fujisawa 1936: 14; pl. 2, fig. 6a,b

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 var. japonica R.Fujisawa)
South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

Source of current name
F├Ârster, K. (1982). Das phytoplankton des Süsswassers, Conjugatophyceae, Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Die Binnengewasser XVI. (Thienemann, A. Eds) Vol.8, pp. 1-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche.

Key references
Sormus, L. & Bicudo, C.E.M. (1997). Cript├│gamos do Parque Estadual das Fontes do Ipiranga, São Paulo, SP. Algas, 10: Zygnemaphyceae (Desmidiaceae, Micrasterias). Hoehnea 24(2): 75-87, 23 fig.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 16 April 2015 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

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Salvador Valenzuela Miranda 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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