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Scytonema hofmanii C.Agardh ex Bornet & Flahault

Publication details
Scytonema hofmanii C.Agardh ex Bornet & Flahault 1886: 97 (as 'Hofmanni' )

Published in: Bornet, É. & Flahault, C. (1886 '1887'). Revision des Nostocacées hétérocystées contenues dans les principaux herbiers de France (Troisième fragment). Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Septième série 5: 51-129.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Scytonema.

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

Named for Niels Hofman-Bang (1776-1855), Danish botanist.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Scytonema hansgirgianum Richter 1884

Nomenclatural notes
C.Agardh specifically used in 1812 the epithet "hofman-bangii" which is nomenclaturally distinct from the substitute name "Hofmanni" [sic] proposed by C.Agardh in 1817 when he described the genus, and by later authors. However, unless the later starting point for this group is altered, Scytonema hofmanii as validated by Bornet & Flahault (1886: 97) is the earliest correct name. If the later starting point is abandoned, the earliest available correct name would be Scytonema hofman-bangii [sic] C.Agardh, 1812. - (20 Jan 2014) - M.D. Guiry

p. 99? 1887: 97 (INA). - (22 Aug 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

Type information
Type locality: Europe; U.S.A.; etc (Silva 1996-to date).

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Key references
Desikachary, T.V. (1959). Cyanophyta. pp. [i]-x, [1]-686, pls 1-139. New Delhi: Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

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.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Komárek, J. (2013). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 3rd part: heterocystous genera. Vol. 19 pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-1130. Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

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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