Spirulina maxima ( & N.L.Gardner) 1932
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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Limnospira maxima (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Nowicka-Krawczyk, Mühlsteinová & Hauer
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.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a brackish species.
Source of current name
Nowicka-Krawczyk, P., Mühlsteinová, R. & & Hauer, T. (2019). Detailed characterization of the Arthrospira type species separating commercially grown taxa into the new genus Limnospira (Cyanobacteria). Scientific Reports 9(694): 1-11, 5 figs.
Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 January 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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Zhou, Z.-G. & Liu, Z.-L. (1997). Effects of selenium on lipid peroxidation in Spirulina maxima. Botanica Marina 40: 107-112.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2020.