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Tolypothrix penicillata Thuret ex Bornet & Flahault

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Nostocophycidae
Order Nostocales
Family Tolypothrichaceae
Genus Tolypothrix

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Tolypothrix penicillata Thuret ex Bornet & Flahault
Subtended multiple heterocysts. Abington Meadow, Northampton, UK.. 03 Jul 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Tolypothrix penicillata Thuret ex Bornet & Flahault
Subtended multiple heterocysts. Abington Meadow, Northampton, UK.. 03 Jul 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

Dilophus fastigiatus (Sonder) J.Agardh

Tolypothrix penicillata Thuret ex Bornet & Flahault Subtended multiple heterocysts. Abington Meadow, Northampton, UK.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Tolypothrix penicillata Thuret ex Bornet & Flahault 1886

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
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Tolypothrix is Tolypothrix distorta Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a pencil or an artist'’s camel-hair brush (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Scytonema penicillatum C. Agardh 1817
Tolypothrix distorta var. penicillata (C.Agardh) Lemmermann 1907

Taxonomic notes
Most records are from freshwater habitats and marine reports may be of a different entity. - (27 Jan 2014) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

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

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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