Phormidesmis Turicchia, Ventura, Komárková & Komárek, 2009
Holotype species: Phormidesmis mollis (Gomont) Turicchia, Ventura, Komárková & Komárek
Original publication and holotype designation: Turicchia, S., Ventura, S., Komárková, J. & Komárek, J. (2009). Taxonomic evaluation of cyanobacterial microflora from alkaline marshes of northern Belize. 2. Diversity of oscillatorialean genera. Nova Hedwigia 89: 165-200, 26 figs., 1 table.
Description: Filaments aggregated in mats or clusters, rarely solitary, cylindrical, ± straight or slightly coiled, with facultative sheaths. Trichomes cylindrical, constricted at cross-walls, not attenuated towards ends. Sheaths firm, thin, colourless or slightly yellowish-brownish. Cells isodiametric or slightly longer or shorter than wide, sometimes with visible chromatoplasma, cylindrical to barrel-shaped, end cells rounded, without typical calyptra.
Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-03-03 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Strunecky, O., Ivanova, A.P. & Mares, J. (2023). An updated classification of cyanobacterial orders and families based on phylogenomic and polyphasic analysis (Review). Journal of Phycology 59(1): [1-40] 12-51.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 03 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 March 2023