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Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs

Publication details
Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs 1848: 73, pl. IX [9]: fig. 2

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, pls I-XXXV. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Micrasterias.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), furcate, forked (Stearn 1992).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Micrasterias radiata Hassall ex West & G.S.West 1905

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs)
Europe: Austria (Lenzenweger 1996), Britain (Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Czech Republic (Stastny 2010), France (Kouwets 1999, Anon. 2017), Germany (Ludwig & Schnittler 1996), Ireland (John, Williamson & Guiry 2011), Italy (Abdelahad et al. 2003), Netherlands (Coesel 1985, Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Spain (Alvárez Cobelas 1984, Alvárez Cobelas 1984, Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998).

North America: Arkansas (Smith 2010), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), Wisconsin (Hall et al. 2011).

South America: Brazil (Bicudo & Martau 1974, Sormus & Bicudo 1997, Lopes & Bicudo 2003, Oliveira, Moura & Bicudo 2009, Araújo et al. 2010, Freitas & Loverde-Oliveira 2013, Ramos et al. 2014).

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

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

(as Micrasterias radiata Hassall ex West & G.S.West)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017), Latvia (Skuja 1928), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2002), Sweden (Skuja 1948).

North America: Arkansas (Smith 2010), North Carolina (Fucikova et al. 2008), Québec (Irénée-Marie 1939), Tennessee (Johansen et al. 2007).

South America: Brazil (Freitas & Loverde-Oliveira 2013).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006).

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

Key references
Agardh, C.A. (1827). Aufzählung einiger in den östreichischen Ländern gefundenen neuen Gattungen und Arten von Algen, nebst ihrer Diagnostik und beigefügten Bemerkungen. Flora oder Botanische Zeitung, Regensburg 10(no. 40 of the second volume): 625-640.

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.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Petlovany, O.A. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Desmidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-448. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Ramos, G.J.P., Oliveira, B. de & Moura, C.W. do N. (2014). Desmídias de ambiente fitotelmata bromelícola da Serra da Jiboia, Bahia, Brasil. Revista Brasileira de Biociêncas 9(1): 103-113.

Ribero, C. dos A., Ramos, G.P.R., Oliveira, I.B. de & Moura, C.W. do N. (2015). Micrasterias (Zygnematophyceae) de duas áreas do Pantanal dos Marimbus (Baiano e Remanso), Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brasil. Sitientibus Série Ciências Biológicas 15: [1-12].

Ruzicka, J. (1981). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(2) pp. [i]-ix, 293-736, pls 45-117. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

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Bicudo, C.E.M. (1978). MIcrasterias furcata or Micrasterias radiata, wich one?. Taxon 27: 298-299.

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