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Botryococcus giganteus Reinsch

Publication details
Botryococcus giganteus Reinsch 1877: 239

Published in: Reinsch, P.F. (1877). Contributiones ad floram algarum aquae dulcis Promentorii Caput Bonae Spei. Journal of the Linnean Society of London Botany 16 ((Part 1)): 232-248, 1 pl.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Botryococcus is Botryococcus braunii Kützing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Botryococcus braunii Kützing

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), huge.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope [South Africa]: fountain in front of Government House [Cape Town], leg. A.E. Eaton (Reinsch 1877: 239).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 May 2019.

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