Leptolyngbya antarctica (West & G.S.West) Anagnostidis & Komárek
Leptolyngbya antarctica (West & G.S.West) Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988: 390
Published in: 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.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Leptolyngbya is Leptolyngbya boryana (Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1973).
Phormidium antarcticum West & G.S.West 1911
This is a freshwater species.
Solitary filaments or large macroscopic, greyishbrown, massive mats. Filaments nearly straight or irregularly coiled, often oriented ± parallel; tri chomes not constricted at cross walls, pale greyish bluegreen, 0.5-0.7(1) µm wide, not attenuated towards ends; sheaths indistinct, confluent, or distinctly de veloped around individual trichomes, colourless, sometimes forming gelatinous mass with attached small detritus particles. Cells up to 2× longer than wide, mainly up to 1.8 µm long; apical cells rounded or conical rounded.
Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (2005). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 2. Teil/2nd Part: Oscillatoriales. Vol. 19 pp. 1-759. München: Elsevier Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.
Komárek, J. (2007). Phenotype diversity of the cyanobacterial genus Leptolyngbya in the maritime Antarctic. Polish Polar Research 28(3): 211-231.
Taton, A., Grubisic, S., Ertz, D., Hodgson, D.A., Piccardi, R., Biondi, N., Tredici, M.R., Mainini, M., Losi, D., Marinelli, F. & Wilmotte, A. (2006). Polyphasic study of Antarctic cyanobacterial strains. Journal of Phycology 42: 1257-1270.
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