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Leptomitus lacteus (Roth) Ag. Syst. Alg. 47. 1824
Conferva laciea Roth, Catalecta 2:216. 1800.
Leptomitus Libertiae Ag., Syst. Alg. 49. 1824.
Saprolegnia laciea Ag.; A. Br. Betracht. Verjung. ed. 2. 287. 1851.
Saprolegnia lactea Pringsh. Jahrb. Wiss. Bot. 2: 228. 1860.
Saprolegnia corcagiensis Hartog, Quart. Jour. Micr. Sci. II. 27: 429. 1887.
Characters of the genus. Hyphae about 8-16 /j, in diameter (basal segments may be up to 48 m); spores 10.5-1 1 m in diameter.
* Kevorkian (1935) thinks that this absence of periplasm indicates that Apodachlya is a transitional form between the Saprolegniaceae and the Leptomitaceae. He places it near Leptomitus.
fKanouse (Am. Jour. Bot. 14: 301. 1927) proposed a new genus Mindeniella, which she placed in the Blastocladiales, where it is here treated. Fitzpatrick (Phycom. 1930) transferred it to the Leptomitaceae. See also Sparrow (1935, p. 169).
61 Type locality: Europe.
Habitat: Fresh water or more often in watei with organic impurities as sewage, refuse from sugar factories, etc., and stagnant water.
Distribution: Cosmopolitan,
bibliographic citation
William Chambers Coker, Velma Dare Matthews, John Hendley Barnhart. 1937. BLASTOCLADIALES, MONOBLEPHARIDALES; BLASTOCLADIACEAE, MONOBLEPHARIDACEAE -- SAPROLEGNIALES; SAPROLEGNIACEAE, ECTROGELLACEAE, LEPTOMITACEAE. North American flora. vol 2(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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