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Lyngbya gracilis Rabenhorst ex Gomont

Publication details
Lyngbya gracilis Rabenhorst ex Gomont 1892: 145, pl. II [2]: fig. 20

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 currently regarded as a synonym of Leibleinia gracilis (Rabenhorst ex Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Lyngbya gracilis Rabenhorst ex Gomont)
Europe: Britain (Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Spain (Veiga, Cremades & Bárbara 1998), Turkey (Europe) (Zeybek, Güner & Aysel 1993).

North America: Isla Guadalupe (Setchell & Gardner 1930).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013), Punjab (Anon 2012), Sri Lanka (Børgesen 1936).

Asia: Korea (Lee & Kang 1986).

Pacific Islands: Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013, Tsuda & Walsh 2013), Marshall Islands (Taylor 1950, Dawson 1957).

Source of current name
Anagnostidis, K. & Komárek, J. (1988). Modern approach to the classification system of cyanophytes. 3. Oscillatoriales. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement 80: 327-472, 35 figs, 13 tables.

Key references
Chu Hoajan [Chu, H.J.] et al. (2007). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus IX Cyanophyta Hormogonophyceae. pp. [1-8], i-xviii, 1-312, incl. pls I-CIX. Beijing: Science Press.

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.

Rabenhorst, L. (1865). Flora europaea algarum aquae dulcis et submarinae. Sectio II. Algas phycochromaceas complectens. pp. 1-319, 71 figs. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Apud Eduardum Kummerum.

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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