Spirulina maxima (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Geitler 1932

Publication Details
Spirulina maxima (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Geitler 1932: 923

Published in: Geitler, L. (1932). Cyanophyceae. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Ed. 2. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds) Vol. 14, pp. 673-1196, i-[vi]. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft.

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 Limnospira maxima (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Nowicka-Krawczyk, Mühlsteinová & Hauer.

Basionym
Arthrospira maxima Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Type Information
Type locality: Key Route Power-house, Oakland, California, U.S.A.; (Gardner 1917: 377) Holotype: N.L. Gardner 3427; July 1916; floating in abundance among other Cyanophyceae in warm salt water; UC; 205698 (Gardner 1917: 377)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), largest.

General Environment
This is a brackish species.

Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 January 2019

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 January 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 May 2024

 
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