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Selenastrum obesum West

Publication details
Selenastrum obesum West 1892: 734, pl. X [10]: figs 50-52

Published in: West, W. (1892). Algae of the English Lake District. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society, London 1892: 713-748, pls IX, X [= 64 figs].

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Selenastrum is Selenastrum bibraianum Reinsch.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Rhizosolenia arafurensis Castracane 1886
Triceratium sacrophagus Castracane 1886

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Rhizosolenia arafurensis Castracane)
Europe: Britain (Hendey 1974, Hartley, Ross & Williams 1986).

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

Asia: Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

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

Key references
John, D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2002). Order Chlorococcales. 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. 327-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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