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Spirulina laxissima G.S.West 1907

Publication details
Spirulina laxissima G.S.West 1907: 178, pl. 9: fig. 6

Published in: West, G.S. (1907). Report on the freshwater algae, including phytoplankton of the Third Tanganyika Expedition, conducted by Dr. W.A. Cunnington 1904-1905. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 38: 81-197.
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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 Glaucospira laxissima (G.S.West) Simic, Komárek & Dordevic

Type information
Type locality: near Kala, Tanzania (West 1907: 178). Type: Cunnington; Nov. 1904; plankton. BM slide collection (Simic, Komárek & Dordevic 2014: 262 (cf. Drouet, 1968)). Notes: Tanganyika: near Chamkaluki, no. 160; near Kala, no. 170 (INA).

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

Nomenclatural notes
Leghari et al. (2005: 155) cite the authority as Lemm. - (30 May 2007) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
"Unrevised taxa." (Komárek & Anagnostidis 2005: 140). - (24 Feb 2014) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Simic, S.B., Komárek, J. & Dordevic, N.B. (2014). The confirmation of the genus Glaucospira (Cyanobacteria) and the occurrence of Glaucospira laxissima (G. S. West) comb. nova in Serbia . Cryptogamie Algologie 35(3): 259-267.

Key references
Chu Hoajan [Chu, H.J.] et al. (2007). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus IX Cyanophyta Hormogonophyceae. pp. [1-8], i-xviii, 1-312, incl. pls I-CIX. Beijing: Science Press.

Drouet, F. (1968). Revision of the classification of the Oscillatoriaceae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Monograph 15: i-vi, 1-370, 131 figs.

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.

McGregor, G.B. (2007). Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia 1: Oscillatoriales. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series Number 24. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-123, 17 figs, 14 pls. Canberra: Australia Biological Resources Study.

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.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 21 August 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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