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Trichodesmium contortum (Wille ex O.Kirchner ) Wille 1903

Publication details
Trichodesmium contortum (Wille ex O.Kirchner ) Wille in Brandt & Apstein 1903: 18

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Trichodesmium is Trichodesmium erythraeum Ehrenberg ex Gomont.

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

Basionym
Xanthotrichum contortum Wille ex O.Kirchner

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), contorted, literally, ‘powerful, vehement, involved’. (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Xanthotrichum contortum Wille ex O.Kirchner 1893

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Hynes, A.M., Webb, E.A., Doney, S.C. & Waterbury, J.B. (2012). Comparison of cultured Trichodesmium (Cyanophyceae) with species characterized from the field. Journal of Phycology 48(1): 196-210.

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

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