Pseudocapsa Ercegovi?, 1925

Holotype species: Pseudocapsa dubia Ercegović

Original publication and holotype designation: Ercegovic, A. (1925). Litofitska vegetacija vapnenaca i dolomita u Hrvatskoj. Acta Botanica Instituti Botanici Regalis Universitatis Zagrebensis 10(1): 64-114, 3 plates.

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Description: Unicellular-colonial; initial cells spherical, later hemispherical to irregularly rounded-conical, packed into colonies; colonies in a form of 2-16-celled to multicelled packet-like aggregates with tightly, radially and "fan-1ike" oriented cells (with the "conical" part oriented into the center of a colony), enveloped by a thin, colorless, usually firm, tight and sometimes slightly structured (lamellated) gelatinous envelope (the outer layers of which in several species become gelatinous and diffluent). Cells blue-green, pale greyish blue-green or yellowish and olive-green, sometimes with several prominent granules in plasma or with finely granular content. Division of cells in 3 perpendicular planes in successive generations in the beginning, later divide more or less radially in the colony, without the divided cells having grown into the original spherical shape, but growing more or less into the original size. Multiplication by the dissociation of colonies. One of the 4 described species, is known from the subaerophytic localities in calcareous rocks (Europe), one from tropical soils, one from halophilic swamps, and one from the plankton of Caspian sea. Probably more species distributed, but overlooked or misinterpreted with other cyanophytes (Chroococcus, Myxosarcina, Gloeocapsa, etc.).

Information contributed by: J. Komárek. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-07-23 by E.A. Molinari Novoa.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Komárek, J., Kaštovský, J., Mares, J. & Johansen, J.R. (2014). Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach. Preslia 86: 295-335.

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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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