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Botryococcus calcareus West

Publication details
Botryococcus calcareus West 1892: 192, pl. XVIII: fig. 6

Published in: West, W. (1892). A contribution to the freshwater algae of west Ireland. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 29: 103-216.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Botryococcus is Botryococcus braunii K├╝tzing.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), chalky, limy (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Burren Hills, Co. Clare, Ireland (West 1892: 192). Type: among Spirogyra filaments..

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Key references
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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