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Spirulina gigantea Schmidle 1902

Publication details
Spirulina gigantea Schmidle 1902: 59, pl. I, fig. 5

Published in: Schmidle, W. (1903). Berichte über die botanischen Ergebnisse der Nyassa-See und Kinga-Gerbirgs-Expedition der Hermann-und Elise-geb. Heckmann-Wentzel-Stiftung. V. Algen, insbesondere Solche des Plankton, aus dem Nyassa-See und seinen Umgebung, gesammelt von Dr. Fülleborn. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 32: 56-88.
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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 gigantea (Schmidle) Anagnostidis

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), huge.

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
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]

Skuja, H. (1949). Zur Süsswasseralgenflora Burmas. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Series 4 14(5): 1-188, pls I-XXXVII.

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