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Lyngbya ferruginea G.S.West

Publication details
Lyngbya ferruginea G.S.West 1904: 292, pl. 464: fig. 20

Published in: West, G.S. (1904). West Indian freshwater algae. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 42: 281-294, pl. 464.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lyngbya is Lyngbya confervoides C.Agardh ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Leptolyngbya ferruginea (G.S.West) Anagnostidis & Komárek

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), rust-coloured.

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

Nomenclatural notes
Lyngbya ferruginea C. Agardh Syst. Alg.: 73. 1824, (Type locality: Denmark: Fyn: Hoffmansgave), is an earlier name, devalidated by a later starting point. - (27 Mar 2014) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: "Dominica, Koseau Valley, forming a yellow-brown ferruginous stratum." (West 1904: 292).

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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.

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