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Spirulina jenneri var. platensis Nordstedt, nom. inval. 1884

Publication details
Spirulina jenneri var. platensis Nordstedt in Wittrock & Nordstedt 1884: 127, nom. inval.

Published in: [Wittrock, V.B. & Nordstedt, C.F.O.] (1884). Literatur-öfversigt [Literature review]. Algae aquae dulcis exsiccatae praecipue Scandinavicae quas adjectis algis marinis chlorophyllaceis et phycochromaceis.... Botaniska Notiser 1884: 121-128, un-numbered figs.

Publication date: September

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spirulina is Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Arthrospira platensis Gomont

Type information
Type locality: Montevideo, Uruguay (Silva & al. 1996: 46). Type: J. Arechavaleta; 6.iii. 1884 (?); (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: LD (Silva et al. 1996: 46).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: pre-starting-point devalidated name. - (15 Nov 2013) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Silva et al. (1996: 46) note that Drouet (1968: 279, 304) assigned this to Microcoleus lyngbyaceus (Kützing) P. Couan & H. Crouan. - (7 Apr 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Drouet, F. (1968). Revision of the classification of the Oscillatoriaceae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Monograph 15: i-vi, 1-370, 131 figs.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Wittrock, V.B. & Nordstedt, C.F.O. (1884). Algae aquae dulcis exsiccatae. Fasc. 14. pp. 651-700. Stockholm.

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