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Spirogyra porticalis (O.F.Müller) Dumortier

Publication details
Spirogyra porticalis (O.F.Müller) Dumortier 1822: 99 (as 'Spirogera' )

Published in: Dumortier, B.-C. (1822). Commentationes botanicae. Observations botaniques, dédiées à la Société d'Horticulture de Tournay. pp. [i], [1]-116, [1, tabl., err.]. Tournay: Imprimerie de Ch. Casterman-Dieu, Rue de pont No. 10.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Spirogyra.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Conferva porticalis O.F.Müller

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva porticalis O.F.Müller 1788

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Conferva quinina O.F.Müller 1788
Conjugata quinina (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh 1812
Zygnema quininum (O.F.Müller) C.Agardh 1817
Spirogyra quinina (O.F.Müller) Dumortier 1822
Zygnema porticalis Watts 1884
Spirogyra subvariformis L.-J.Bi 1979

Nomenclatural notes
The following entry is apparent in the ICBN:

Spirogyra Link in Nees, Horae Phys. Berol.: 5. 1-8 Feb 1820.
Typus: S. porticalis (O. F. Müll.) Dumort. (Comment. Bot.: 99. Nov (sero) - Dec (prim.) 1822) (Conferva porticalis O. F. Müll.).

Clearly, "Spirogera" Dumortier is being treated as a typographical error for Spirogyra Link. - (26 Oct 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Spirogyra porticalis (O.F.Müller) Dumortier)
Europe: Britain (Brook & Johnson 2002, Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Georgia (Barinova et al. 2011), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Slovenia (Vrhovsek et al. 2006), Spain (Alvárez Cobelas 1984, Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998).

North America: Alaska (Saunders 1901), California (Stancheva et al. 2013), Great Lakes (Prescott 1962).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013).

Asia: Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day et al. 1995), New Zealand (Broady et al. 2012), Queensland (Day et al. 1995, Phillips 2002), Victoria (Day et al. 1995).

(as Spirogyra quinina (O.F.Müller) Dumortier)
South America: Brazil (Dias & Bicudo 2006, Araújo et al. 2010).

Australia and New Zealand: Queensland (Day et al. 1995).

Key references
Brook, A.J. & Johnson, L.R. (2002). Order Zygnematales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 479-593. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Jao, C.-C. (1988). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus I. Zygnemataceae. pp. i-v, 1-288, 54 pls. Beijing: Science Press.

Johnson, L.R, (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Family Zygnemataceae. 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. 576-608. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Kadlubowska, J.Z. (1984). Conjugatophyceae I Zygnemales = Chlorophyta VIII. In: Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. (Ettl, H., Gerloff, J., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. Eds) Vol. 16, pp. 1-532. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Krasnoperova, L.A. (1968). Species generis Spirogyra Link in parte septentionale maris Caspici. II. Novitates Systematicae Plantarum Non Vascularium 5: 67-73, 4 figs.

Krieger, H. (1944). Systematische Teil [Lieferung 4]. In: Ordnung: Zygnemales. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland und der Schweiz. Vol. 13. (Kolkwitz, R. & Krieger, H. Eds), pp. 295-499. Leipzig: Academische Verlagsgesellschaft Becker & Erler.

Randhawa, M.S. (1959). Zygnemaceae Indian Council for Agricultural Research monographs on Algae. pp. [1]-478, 521 figs. New Delhi: Indian Council for Agricultural Research.

Transeau, E.N. (1951). The Zygnemataceae (fresh-water conjugate algae) with keys for the identification of genera and species, and seven hundred eighty-nine illustrations. pp. 1-327, 789 figs. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press.

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