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Glaucocystis Itzigsohn, 1866

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Glaucophyta
Class Glaucophyceae
Order Glaucocystales
Family Glaucocystaceae

Holotype species: Glaucocystis nostochinearum Itzigsohn

Original publication and holotype designation: Rabenhorst, L. (1866). Algen Europa's, Fortsetzung der Algen Sachsens, Resp. Mittel-Europa's. Dec. 94-95. Nos 1931-1950. . Dresden.

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Whitton, B.A. (2011). Phylum Glaucophyta. 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. 766-767. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Numbers of names and species: There are 14 species names in the database at present, as well as 5 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 13 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):

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References
Whitton, B.A. (2002). Phylum Glaucophyta. 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. 613 only. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 November 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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