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Wilmottia murrayi (West & G.S.West) Strunecký, Elster & Komárek 2011

Publication details
Wilmottia murrayi (West & G.S.West) Strunecký, Elster & Komárek 2011: 62, 63, figs 3, 4

Published in: Strunecký, O., Elster, J. & Komárek, J. (2011). Taxonomic revision of the freshwater cyanobacterium "Phormidium" murrayi = Wilmottia murrayi. Fottea 11(1): 57-71.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Wilmottia.

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

Basionym
Lyngbya murrayi West & G.S.West

Type information
Type locality: Antarctica: Cape Royds: Green Lake (Index Nominum Algarum).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lyngbya murrayi West & G.S.West 1911
Phormidium murrayi (West & G.S.West) Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Microcoleus glaciei Johansen & Casamatta 2005

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Description
Solitary trichomes, in cluster or fine mats, bluegreen or dark bluegreen (on agar). Filaments solitary or several to many ± parallely arranged, fasciculated, associated in common, colorless, very fine and diffluent slimy envelope; fascicles up to more than 50 µm wide. Single trichomes have facultatively delicate, but firm, colorless, unlamellated sheaths, open at the end. Trichomes straight or slightly curved, not or only slightly constricted at cross walls, (3.1)3.6-5.4 µm wide. Cells quadratic or longer, rarely also shorter than wide, (2.6)3.4-7.2(11) µm long, pale bluegreen, with homogeneous, finely granular content, usually with scattered large granules which are sometimes constricted near cross walls; crosswalls sometimes indistinct. Terminal cells rounded at the ends. Thylakoids ± parietal, fasciculated.

Habitat
Benthic substrates in littoral of lakes, shores of glacial streams or water seepages, less frequently on wet soils usually among mosses, other algae and cyanobacteria.

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Created: 17 October 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Machado-de-Lima, N.M., Martins, M.D. & Branco, L.H.Z. (2017). Description of a tropical new species of Wilmottia (Oscillatoriales, Cyanobacteria) and considerations about the monophyly of W. murrayi. Phytotaxa 307(1): 43-54, 3 fig., 3 tables.
Strunecký, O., Elster, J. & Komárek, J. (2011). Taxonomic revision of the freshwater cyanobacterium "Phormidium" murrayi = Wilmottia murrayi. Fottea 11(1): 57-71.

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