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Botryococcus protuberans West & G.S.West

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Trebouxiophyceae
Order Trebouxiales
Family Botryococcaceae
Genus Botryococcus

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Botryococcus protuberans West & G.S.West
Collected by Ingrid Jüttner, Lough Cluain, Galway, Ireland.. 15 Feb 2013. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

Ulva maxima Gunnerus

Botryococcus protuberans West & G.S.West Collected by Ingrid Jüttner, Lough Cluain, Galway, Ireland.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Botryococcus protuberans West & G.S.West 1905: 507, pl. IV [4]: no. 4; pl. VI [6]: figs 8, 9

Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1905). Further contribution to freshwater plankton of the Scottish lochs. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 41: 477-518.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Botryococcus is Botryococcus braunii Kützing.

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

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), bulging, swollen (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Scotland: Loch Fadaghoda, Lewis, Outer Hebridies (West & West 1905: 507).

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Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Fanés Treviño, I., Sánchez-Castillo, P. & Comas González, A. (2009). Contribution to the taxonomic study of the family Botryococcaceae (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) in southern Spain. Cryptogamie, Algologie 30(1): 17-30.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Trebouxiophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-108. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Tsarenko, P.M.& John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Trebouxiales. 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. 499-500. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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