Planktothrix prolifica (Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988
Planktothrix prolifica (Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988: 416
Published in: Anagnostidis, K. & Komárek, J. (1988). Modern approach to the classification system of cyanophytes. 3. Oscillatoriales. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement 80: 327-472, 35 figs, 13 tables.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Planktothrix is Planktothrix agardhii (Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Oscillatoria prolifica Gomont
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1985).
Oscillatoria prolifica Gomont 1892
Lyngbya prolifica Greville 1828
This is a freshwater species.
Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (2005). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 2. Teil/2nd Part: Oscillatoriales. Vol. 19 pp. 1-759. München: Elsevier Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.
Whitton, B.A. (2011). Cyanobacteria (Cyanophyta). 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. 31-158. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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