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Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Spirulinales
Family Spirulinaceae
Genus Spirulina

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Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont
Panama. In situ showing sheet of delicate mucous on turf and sediment-covered calcareous rock. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont
Panama. Trichome coils with spirals contiguous or nearly so. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont
Panama. Trichome coil rarely straight, generally curved or contorted. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont
Saboga-Las Perlas, Panama. In situ: fragile mat of delicate mucous on sand. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

 

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Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont Panama. Trichome coils with spirals contiguous or nearly so
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont 1892: 253, no fig.

Published in: Gomont, M. (1892 '1893'). Monographie des Oscillariées (Nostocacées Homocystées). Deuxième partie. - Lyngbyées. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Série 7 16: 91-264, pls 1-7.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spirulina is Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), changing colour, variously coloured (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Arthrospira versicolor (Cohn ex Gomont) W.B.Crow 1927
Spirulina subsalsa f. versicolor (Cohn ex Gomont) Koster 1958

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Spirulina tenuissima f. versicolor Kossinkaja 1948

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (2005). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 2. Teil/2nd Part: Oscillatoriales. Vol. 19 pp. 1-759. München: Elsevier Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.

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