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Spirulina laxa G.M.Smith 1916

Publication details
Spirulina laxa G.M.Smith 1916: 481, pl. 26: fig. 25

Published in: Smith, G.M. (1916). New or interesting algae from the lakes of Wisconsin. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 43: 471-483, pls 24-26.
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Publication date: 20 Oct 1916

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

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Arthrospira laxa (G.M.Smith) W.B.Crow 1927
Oscillatoria laxa (G.M.Smith) Compère 1974

Taxonomic notes
"Unrevised taxa." (Komárek & Anagnostidis 2005: 140). - (24 Feb 2014) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Cvijan, M. & Blazencic, J. (1996). Flora algi Srbije. Tom 1. Cyanophyta. pp. [i]-vi, [4], [1]-290, 204 figs. Beograd: Naucna knjiga. [in Serbian]

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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

McGregor, G.B. (2007). Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia 1: Oscillatoriales. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series Number 24. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-123, 17 figs, 14 pls. Canberra: Australia Biological Resources Study.

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