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Microspora floccosa (Vaucher) Thuret

Publication details
Microspora floccosa (Vaucher) Thuret 1850: 222

Published in: Thuret, G. (1850). Recherches sur les zoospores des algues et les anthéridies des cryptogames. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, séries 3, Botanique 14: 214-260, pls 16-31.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Microspora.

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

Basionym
Prolifera floccosa Vaucher

Type information
Type locality: near Genève, Switzerland (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 722).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), woolly.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Prolifera floccosa Vaucher 1803
Lyngbya floccosa (Vaucher) Hassall 1845

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Orders Chaetophorales, Microsporales, Ulotrichales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 524-554. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Li Shanghao (S.H.Ley) & Bi Liejue [Li, S.H. & Bi, L.J.] (1999). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus V Ulothrichales Ulvales Chaetophorales Trentepohliales Sphaeropleales. pp. [i-ix], i-viii, 1-136, 54 pls [I-LIV]. Beijing: Science Press.

Prescott, G.W. (1962). Algae of the Western Great Lakes area. With an illustrated key to the genera of desmids and freshwater diatoms. Revised [Second] edition. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-977. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 135 South Locust Street.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

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