Phormidesmis mollis (Gomont) Turicchia, Ventura, Komárková & Komárek 2009

Publication Details
Phormidesmis mollis (Gomont) Turicchia, Ventura, Komárková & Komárek 2009: 179, fig. 8 a-h (as 'molle')

Published in: 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.

Publication date: Aug 2009

Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Phormidesmis.

Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Phormidium molle Gomont

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), soft, pliant (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Filaments short or long, irregularly clustered or solitary among other cyanobacteria in mats, slightly coiled, cylindrical, slightly, but distinctly constricted at cross-walls, (2.5-)3-4(-6) µm wide, not attenuated at the ends, immotile. Cells shortly barrel-shaped, with homogeneous blue-green content, usually with visible chromatoplasmic region. Sheaths facultatively developed, fine or firm, thin, colourless. End cells do not differ from other vegetative cells, rounded at the end, rarely slightly conical. Rarely plectonematoid branching in cultures. Necridic cells are present.

Created: 07 February 2011 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 09 September 2022

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 09 September 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 21 May 2024

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