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Plectonema wollei Farlow ex Gomont

Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Oscillatoriales
Family Oscillatoriaceae
Genus Plectonema


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Plectonema wollei Farlow ex Gomont
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Publication details
Plectonema wollei Farlow ex Gomont 1892: 98, pl. I/1: fig. 1

Published in: Gomont, M. (1892 '1893'). Monographie des Oscillariées (Nostocacées Homocystées). Deuxième partie. - Lyngbyées. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Série 7 16: 91-264, pls 1-7.
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Publication date: 1 January 1892

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Plectonema is Plectonema tomasinianum Bornet ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Microseira wollei (Farlow ex Gomont) G.B.McGregor & Sendall ex Kenins

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (Drouet 1968: 175). Lectotype: Rev. Francis Wolle No. 50; freshwater pond. FH (Drouet 1968: 175). Notes: Speziale & Dyck 1992: 705) also designated as lectotype another specimen collected by Wolle; however, Drouet's selection must be followed (Kenins 2017: 1).

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Source of current name
Kenins, A. (2017). Validation of the noxious cyanophyte Microseira wollei (Farlow ex Gomont) G.B.McGregor & Sendall (Oscillatoriaceae). Notulae Algarum 43: 1-3, 1 fig.

Key references
Chu Hoajan [Chu, H.J.] et al. (2007). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus IX Cyanophyta Hormogonophyceae. pp. [1-8], i-xviii, 1-312, incl. pls I-CIX. Beijing: Science Press.

Farlow, W.G. (1877). Remarks on some algae found in the water supplies of the City of Boston. Bulletin of the Bussey Institution, Harvard University 2: 75-80.

Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (2005). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 2. Teil/2nd Part: Oscillatoriales. Vol. 19 pp. 1-759. München: Elsevier Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.

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