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Cymbella olivacea (Hornemann) Brébisson 1835

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Cymbellales
Family Cymbellaceae
Genus Cymbella


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Cymbella olivacea (Hornemann) Brébisson
Original figure from Flora danica Pl. MCCCXXIX. 12 Nov 2019. © Out of copyright.


Gyrosigma compactum (Greville) Cleve

Ulva olivacea Hornemann Original figure from Flora danica Pl. MCCCXXIX
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Publication details
Cymbella olivacea (Hornemann) Brébisson in Brébisson & Godey 1835: 51

Published in: Brébisson, L.A. de & Godey, L.L. (1835 '1836'). Algues des environs de Falaise, décrites et dessinées par MM. de Brébisson et Godey. Mémoires de la Société Académique des Sciences, Artes et Belles-Lettres de Falaise 1835: 1-62, 256-269 [corrections], pls I-VIII.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Cymbella is Cymbella cymbiformis C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gomphonella olivacea (Hornemann) Rabenhorst

Ulva olivacea Hornemann

Type information
Type locality: “In rivulo prope Dams Mölle Siaelladniae inveni, saxis innascentem” [?Sweden] (Jahn & al. 2019: 231). Lectotype: 1810; C A9208 (Jahn & al. 2019: 231). Notes: Epitype: Germany, Berlin, Müggelsee (52.443233°N, 13.676318°E), 13 Feb. 2016, R. Jahn D129 (epi-: B, slide B 40 0042144, designated by Jahn et al. (2019: 231), prepared from strain D129_043 isolated by O. Skibbe, represented by Jahn et al. (2019: fig. 6Q). isolectotype: B, slide B 40 0042052, designated Jahn et al. (2019: 231, SEM and material available).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
Jahn, R., Kusber, W.-H., Skibbe, O., Zimmermann, J., Van, A.T., Buczkó, K. & Abarca, N. (2019). Gomphonella olivacea (Bacillariophyceae) - a new phylogenetic position for a well-known taxon, its typification, new species and combinations. Plant Ecology and Evolution 152(2): 219-247, 14 figs, 2 tables.

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