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Oscillatoria brevis Kützing ex Gomont

Publication details
Oscillatoria brevis Kützing ex Gomont 1892: 229, pl. VII [7]: figs 14, 15

Published in: Gomont, M. (1892 '1893'). Monographie des Oscillariées (Nostocacées Homocystées). Deuxième partie. - Lyngbyées. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Série 7 16: 91-264, pls 1-7.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Oscillatoria is Oscillatoria princeps Vaucher ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Phormidium breve (Kützing ex Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek

Basionym
Oscillaria brevis Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Germany (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 50). Notes: This type locality was first described by Kützing (1843b: 186) (Silva et al., 1996)

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), short, of small extent (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Anagnostidis, K. & Komárek, J. (1988). Modern approach to the classification system of cyanophytes. 3. Oscillatoriales. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement 80: 327-472, 35 figs, 13 tables.

Key references
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]

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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