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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

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).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Oscillatoria brevis Kützing ex Gomont)
Arctic: Svalbard (Spitsbergen) (Skulberg 1996).

Europe: Britain (Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), France (Anon. 2017), France (Breizh) (Feldmann 1954), Germany (Mauch & Schmedtje 2003), Ireland (Adams 1908), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2017), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Álvarez Cobelas 1982, Alvarez-Cobelas & Gallardo 1988).

North America: Arkansas (AR) (Smith 2010), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013), Israel (Vinogradova et al. 2000, Barinova, Tavassi & Nevo 2006, Barinova, Tavassi & Glassman 2009, Barinova, Yeuda & Nevo 2010).

Asia: Japan (Hirose, Yamagishi & Akiyama 1977), Korea (Lee & Kang 1986), Nepal (Hirano 1969, Rai, Rai & Jha 2010, Rai, Rai & Jha 2010), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957).

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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