Prasiola japonica

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Prasiola japonica


Taxonavigation: Prasiolales 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Chlorophyta
Subphylum: Chlorophytina
Classis: Trebouxiophyceae
Ordo: Prasiolales

Familia: Prasiolaceae
Genus: Prasiola
Species: Prasiola japonica


Prasiola japonica Yatabe, 1891: 187, pl. XXV: figs 1-5

  • Type locality: (Syntypes): [Japan]: Nikko (province of Shimotsuke), Kiriu (Kozuke), Shibakawa (Suruga), and Oimura (Mino). "The ravine known as the Daiyagawa, at Nikko, is well known as one of the localities where this alga grows abundantly. The specimens figured are two of those kindly collected for me by Mr. I. Ogasawara, He sent to me early in March, 1891, a stone about 30 cm, in diameter, on which was growing a number of this alga. The stone was taken from the Kiriu-gawa, a rapid stream near the town of Kiriu."


  • Heterotypic
  • Prasiola formosana var. coreana Okada, 1939
  • Prasiola yunnanica C.-C.Jao, 1947


Primary references[edit]


  • Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2022. Prasiola japonica. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Accessed 2022-04-21.