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Spirulina labyrinthiformis Gomont

Publication details
Spirulina labyrinthiformis Gomont 1892: 255, no fig.

Published in: Gomont, M. (1892 '1893'). Monographie des Oscillariées (Nostocacées Homocystées). Deuxième partie. - Lyngbyées. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Série 7 16: 91-264, pls 1-7.
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Publication date: 1 January 1892

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)
Oscillatoria labyrinthiformis (Gomont) Bourrelly 1970

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva labyrinthiformis Linnaeus 1763
Oscillatoria subsalsa f. minor Compère 1967
Oscillatoria pseudolabrinthiformis Iltis 1970

Nomenclatural notes
Silva & Pienaar (2000) cite the authority as Menegh. ex Gom. - (6 Jul 2012) - Wendy Guiry

Not "Kützing ex Gomont" as Kützing did not use this name. - (24 Feb 2014) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
Reported originally as "Hab. ad aquas subsalsas ad Cherbourg Galliae" but since reported from a range of habitats (see Whitton 2011: 115). - (7 May 2014) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a ubiquitous species.

Type information
Type locality: Hab. aquas subsalsas ad Cherbourg (Thuret); aquas thermales Italiae ad Abano (Meneghini in herb, Montagne, Thuret et Lenormand) et Afr. bor. prope Alger (Bory) (Silva 1996-to date).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Spirulina labyrinthiformis Gomont)
Europe: Britain (Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), France (Breizh) (Feldmann 1954), Greece (Gkelis et al. 2016), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016), Turkey (Europe) (Aysel 2005).

Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Anon. 2011, Afonso-Carrillo 2014).

Caribbean Islands: Cuba (Comas González 2009).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985), Brazil (Werner 2010).

Indian Ocean Islands: Mauritius (Silva & Pienaar 2000).

South-west Asia: India (Gupta 2012, Rao & Gupta 2015), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013), Israel (Vinogradova et al. 2000), Pakistan (Leghari et al. 2005), Punjab (Anon 2012).

Asia: China (Liu 2008, Xia 2017), Japan (Hirose, Yamagishi & Akiyama 1977), Korea (Lee & Kang 1986), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2015, Barinova & Niyatbekov 2018).

South-east Asia: Myanmar (Burma) (Skuja 1949).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Broady & Merican 2012), Queensland (Bostock & Holland 2010).

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]

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

Silva, S.M.F. & Pienaar, R.N. (2000). Some benthic marine cyanophyceae of Mauritius. Botanica Marina 43: 11-27, 86 figs.

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.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2017). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus I Cyanophyta. pp. [1-8], i-xix, 1-176, pls I-IV. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

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