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Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Selenastraceae
Genus Kirchneriella


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Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Prox. Clony reservoir, Leicestershire, UK. 17 Apr 2017. © Chris Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Gibbs Lake, Washington, USA; 400x, DIC. 25 Apr 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Lakewood, Washington, USA; American Lake, 1000x, DIC. 17 May 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Lakewood, Washington, USA; American Lake, 1000x, DIC. 17 May 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Roselyn, Washington, USA; golf course, 400x, DIC. 27 May 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Roselyn, Washington, USA; golf course, 400x, DIC. 27 May 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).


Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West Lakewood, Washington, USA; American Lake, 1000x, DIC

Publication details
Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West 1894: 16

Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1894). New British freshwater algae. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society 1894: 1-17.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Kirchneriella is Kirchneriella lunaris (Kirchner) Möbius.

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

Selenastrum obesum West

Type information
Type locality: Lake District: Bowness (Silva 1996-to date).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Selenastrum obesum West 1892

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Kirchneriella lunaris var. obesa (G.S.West) Playfair
Kirchneriella intermedia Korshikov 1953

Nomenclatural notes
Mehwish & Aliya (2005: 120) cite the authority as G.M. Smith. - (28 May 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Kirchneriella lunaris var. obesa (G.S.West) Playfair)
Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Selenastrum obesum West)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

(as Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West)
Europe: Andorra (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Balearic Islands (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Baltic Sea (Hällfors 2004), Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014), Britain (John & Tsarenko 2002, Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Germany (Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Portugal (Krienitz et al. 2011), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Russia (Europe) (Stenina & Patova 2007), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Alvárez Cobelas & Gallardo 1986, Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998, Fanés Treviño, Comas González & Sánchez Castillo 2009, Pérez, Maidana & Comas 2009), Turkey (Europe) (Aysel 2005).

North America: Arkansas (Smith 2010), Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Mexico (Figueroa-Torres et al. 2015), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985, Couté & Tell 2011 ), Brazil (Bicudo et al. 1999, Menezes 2010).

Africa: Sudan (Reinhold 1937).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed et al. 2008), India (Gupta 2012), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013), Israel (Barinova, Yeuda & Nevo 2010), Pakistan (Mehwish & Aliya 2005), Turkey (Asia) (Soylu & Gonulol 2006).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014, Shao 2003-2014), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2016).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day et al. 1995), New Zealand (Broady et al. 2012), Northern Territory (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000), Queensland (Day et al. 1995, Ling & Tyler 2000), Tasmania (Day et al. 1995), Victoria (Day et al. 1995).

(as Kirchneriella intermedia Korshikov)
Europe: Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

South-west Asia: Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013).

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Key references
Couté, A. & Tell, G. (2011). The genus Kirchneriella Schm. (Chlorophyceae) in Argentina: Taxonomy and geographic distribution (Note). Cryptogamie Algologie 32(1): 97-104.

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.

Hindák, F. (1980). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae). II. Biologicke Práce 26: 1-195.

Hindák, F. (1984). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae) III. Biologické Práce 30: 1-312.

Hindák, F. (1988). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae). IV. Biologické Práce 34: 1-264.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

Krienitz, L., Bock, C., Nozaki, H. & Wolf, M. (2011). SSU rRNA gene phylogeny of morphospecies affiliated to the bioassay alga "Selenastrum capricornutum" recoverd the polyphyletic origin of crescent-shaped Chlorophyta. Journal of Phycology 47(4): 880-893.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Sphaeropleales. 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. 419-498. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

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Strain Number 243/6 Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
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