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Planktothrix prolifica (Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988

Publication details
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.

Type species
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.

Basionym
Oscillatoria prolifica Gomont

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Oscillatoria prolifica Gomont 1892

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Oscillatoria diffusa Farlow
Lyngbya prolifica Greville 1828

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Oscillatoria prolifica Gomont)
Europe: Britain (Whitton & al. 2003), Germany (Mauch & Schmedtje 2003), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Spain (Alvarez-Cobelas & Gallardo 1988), Sweden (Skuja 1956).

North America: Arkansas (Smith 2010), Laurentian Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995).

Middle East: Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013), Turkey (Aysel 2005).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Siddiqui & al. 2009), India (Gupta 2012).

Asia: China (Chu & al. 2007).

(as Planktothrix prolifica (Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek)
Europe: Britain (John, Whitton & Brook 2011), France (Anon. 2017), Germany (Mauch & Schmedtje 2003, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016), Lithuania (Vitenaite 2001), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2017), Scandinavia (Karlason & al. 2018).

North America: Arkansas (Smith 2010).

South America: Brazil (Dunck & al. 2018).

Africa: Ghana (Smith, Smith & Nii Yemoh Annang 2015).

Middle East: Turkey (Taskin (ed.) & al. 2019).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006).

Key references
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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