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Lyngbya sordida Gomont

Publication details
Lyngbya sordida Gomont 1892: 126, pl. II: fig. 21

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 (holotype) of the genus Lyngbya is Lyngbya confervoides C.Agardh ex Gomont.

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Leibleinia sordida (Gomont) Anagnostidis 2001

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Leibleinia capillacea Kützing 1843
Leibleinia polychroa Meneghini 1844
Lyngbya polychroa (Meneghini) Rabenhorst 1846
Calothrix sordida Zanardini ex Kützing 1849
Lyngbya bostrychicola P.Crouan & H.Crouan 1870
Lyngbya sordida f. bostrychicola Gomont 1892
Lyngbya capillacea Kützing ex Forti 1907
Lyngbya polychroa Meneghini ex Forti 1907
Lyngbya rosea W.R.Taylor 1928
Lyngbya sordida var. rosea (W.R.Taylor) Drouet 1938

Nomenclatural notes
Silva et al. (1996: 39) do not recognise later starting points in Cyanophyceae and consider L. sordida to be a superfluous name since Gomont included in its synonymy several earlier legitimate names such as Leibleinia polychroa and L. violacea. According to Silva et al. (1996: 40), Lyngbya sordida Gomont is a later homonym of L. sordida P. Crouan & H. Crouan (in Mazé & Schramm, 1878: 21), based on Leibleinia sordida Kützing (1845: 179), an illegitimate substitute name for Calothrix luteofusca C. Agardh (1927: 635). - (14 Sep 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Silva et al. (1996: 39) cite this as synonym of Lyngbya polychroa (Meneghini) Rabenhorst but according to Engene et al. (2010:593), L. polychroa is a synonym of Lyngbya sordida Gomont ex Gomont. - (14 Sep 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Silva et al. (1996: 39) note that Drouet (1968:88) treated Lyngbya sordida Gomont as a nomenclatural synonym of Leibleinia capillaceae Kützing (1843b: 221), which he referred to Schizothrix mexicana Gomont. When establishing Lyngbya sordida, Gomont (1892: 152), however, listed Leibleinia capillaceae as a species inquirenda, so that the two names do not share the same type. - (15 Sep 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Dalmatian coast, Croatia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 39).

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Key references
Engene, N., Coates, R.C. & Gerwick, W.H. (2010). 16S rRNA gene heterogeneity in the filamentous marine cyanobacterial genus Lyngbya. Journal of Phycology 46(3): 591-601.

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

Ulcay, S., Taskin, E., Kurt, O. & Öztürk, M. (2014). Marine benthic Cyanobacteria in Northern Cyprus (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Turkish Journal of Botany 39: 173-188.

Whitton, B.A. (2011). Cyanobacteria (Cyanophyta). 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. 31-158. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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