Botryococcus giganteus Reinsch 1877: 239
Published in: Reinsch, P.F. (1877). Contributiones ad floram algarum aquae dulcis Promentorii Caput Bonae Spei. Journal of the Linnean Society of London Botany 16 ((Part 1)): 232-248, 1 pl.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Botryococcus braunii Kützing
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), huge.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope [South Africa]: fountain in front of Government House [Cape Town], leg. A.E. Eaton (Reinsch 1877: 239).
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
Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. -x, -1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).
Created: 07 February 2010 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 30 November 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 February 2020.