Eucapsis alpina F.E.Clements & H.L.Schantz 1909

Eucapsis alpina F.E.Clements & H.L.Schantz

Current name: Eucapsis alpina F.E.Clements & H.L.Schantz
One colony at different angles. BF image. In Sphagnum, Wrynose, Cumbria, UK - 05 July 2009. C.F.Carter (

Publication Details
Eucapsis alpina F.E.Clements & H.L.Schantz 1909: 134, pl. XX [20]

Published in: Clements, F.E. & Shantz, H.L. (1909). A new genus of blue-green algae. Minnesota Botanical Studies 4: 133-135, pl. XX.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Eucapsis.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Pond at 12,000 ft Bald Mountain, just south of Pike's Peak, Colorado; (Clements & Shantz 1909: 134)

Origin of Species Name
Adjective A (Latin), alpine, growing in the Alps or in the alpine zone of other mountains (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a freshwater species.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 02 September 2019

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 02 September 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 03 June 2023

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