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Key to the species of Staurodesmus

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This chapter presents an identification key to the species of Staurastrum. It presents descriptions referring to cells in frontal view and to cell dimensions inclusive of arm-like processes and ornamentation in species of Staurastrum. The chapter discusses morphological characteristics, ecology and geographical distribution of the species of Staurastrum, which include: Staurastrum acarides, Staurastrum aculeatum, Staurastrum acutum and Staurastrum alandicum. The species of Staurastrum also include Staurastrum alpinum, Staurastrum alternans, Staurastrum anatinum and Staurastrum vestitum. Species judged to be either highly questionable or to be identical to others are noted in a list at the end. Taxa described as varieties and formae of those questionable species are not dealt with at all, nor is any attempt made to classify all varieties and formae that are considered not to belong to the species under the name of which they were originally described.

Keywords: arm-like processes; ecology; species of Staurastrum; taxa

10.1163/9789004277915_009
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