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Oscillatoria formosa Bory ex Gomont

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Oscillatoriales
Family Oscillatoriaceae
Genus Oscillatoria

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Oscillatoria formosa Bory ex Gomont
Panama.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Oscillatoria formosa Bory ex Gomont
Panama. Trichomes apices with slight taper, often with gradual curve. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Oscillatoria formosa Bory ex Gomont
Panama.Trichomes with cells mostly as long as wide. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

 

Gloioderma japonicum Okamura

Oscillatoria formosa Bory ex Gomont Panama. Trichomes apices with slight taper, often with gradual curve
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Oscillatoria formosa Bory ex Gomont 1892: 230, pl. VII [7]: fig. 16

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 Oscillatoria is Oscillatoria princeps Vaucher ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Kamptonema formosum (Bory ex Gomont) Strunecký, Komárek & J.Smarda

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, handsome.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Name introduced by Bory (1827: 474, pl. 1827) but devalidated by later starting point requirement. - (31 Aug 2017) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Strunecký, O., Komárek, J. & Smarda, J. (2014). Kamptonema (Microcoleaceae, Cyanobacteria), a new genus derived from the polyphyletic Phormidium on the basis of combined molecular and cytomorphological markers. Preslia (Prague) 86: 193-207.

Key references
B[ory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M.] (1827). Oscillarie. Oscillaria. In: Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle. (Audouin, I. et al. Eds) Vol. 12, pp. 457-480. Paris: Rey et Gravier; Baudouin Frères.

Etheredge, M.K. & Pridmore, R.D. (1987). The freshwater planctonic blue-breens (Cyanophyta/Cyanobacteria) of New Zealand. A taxonomic guide. Water & Soil Miscellaneous Publication 111: [i]-iv, 5-122.

Geitler, L. (1932). Cyanophyceae. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Ed. 2. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds) Vol. 14, pp. 673-1196, i-[vi]. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft.

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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