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Arthrospira versicolor (Cohn ex Gomont) W.B.Crow 1927

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Oscillatoriales
Family Microcoleaceae
Genus Arthrospira

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Arthrospira versicolor (Cohn ex Gomont) W.B.Crow
Panama. In situ showing sheet of delicate mucous on turf and sediment-covered calcareous rock. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Arthrospira versicolor (Cohn ex Gomont) W.B.Crow
Panama. Trichome coils with spirals contiguous or nearly so. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Arthrospira versicolor (Cohn ex Gomont) W.B.Crow
Panama. Trichome coil rarely straight, generally curved or contorted. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Arthrospira versicolor (Cohn ex Gomont) W.B.Crow
Saboga-Las Perlas, Panama. In situ: fragile mat of delicate mucous on sand. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

 

Gloiophloea confusa Setchell

Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont Panama. Trichome coils with spirals contiguous or nearly so
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Arthrospira versicolor (Cohn ex Gomont) W.B.Crow 1927: 142

Published in: Crow, W.B. (1927). The generic characters of Arthrospira and Spirulina Turp. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 46: 139-148.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Arthrospira is Arthrospira jenneri Stizenberger ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont

Basionym
Spirulina versicolor Cohn ex Gomont

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), changing colour, variously coloured (Stearn 1985).

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

Taxonomic notes
Supposed basionym - (21 Aug 2014) - M.D. Guiry

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.

Created: 13 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 21 August 2014 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 June 2021.

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