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Gloeocapsa punctata Nägeli

Publication details
Gloeocapsa punctata Nägeli 1849: 51, pl. I: F, fig. 6

Published in: Nägeli, C. (1849). Gattungen einzelliger Algen, physiologisch und systematisch bearbeitet. Neue Denkschriften der Allg. Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 10(7): i-viii, 1-139, pls I-VIII.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gloeocapsa is Gloeocapsa atrata Kützing.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dotted, marked with dots, spots, minute glands, etc. (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Coelosphaerium kuetzingianum var. punctata (Nägeli) Playfair 1914

Taxonomic notes
Komárek & Anagnostidis (1999: 261) lists this species as an "unrevised species"

Habitat notes
In subaerial habitats (Silva & Pienaar 2000 citing Geitler (1932). On limestone: wet rocks and walls (Whitton in John et al. 2002). - (3 Jul 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

Type information
Type locality: Switzerland: Zurich (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.

Elenkin, A.A. (1937 '1936'). Monographia algarum cyanophycearum aquidulcium et terrestrium in finibus URSS inventarum. Pars generalis. pp. 1-679, 91 figs. Mosqua & Leningrad: Sumptibus Academiae Sicentarum URSS. [in Russian]

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. & Anagnostidis, K. (1999). Cyanoprokaryota. 1. Chroococcales. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Band 19/1. (Ettl, H., Gärtner, G., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. Eds), pp. 1-548. Heidelberg & Berlin: Spektrum, Akademischer Verlag.

Silva, S.M.F. & Pienaar, R.N. (2000). Some benthic marine cyanophyceae of Mauritius. Botanica Marina 43: 11-27, 86 figs.

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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