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Planktolyngbya contorta (Lemmermann) Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988

Publication details
Planktolyngbya contorta (Lemmermann) Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988: 394

Published in: Anagnostidis, K. & Komárek, J. (1988). Modern approach to the classification system of cyanophytes. 3. Oscillatoriales. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement 80: 327-472, 35 figs, 13 tables.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Planktolyngbya is Planktolyngbya limnetica (Lemmermann) Komárková-Legnerová & Cronberg.

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

Basionym
Lyngbya contorta Lemmermann

Type information
Type locality: Waterneverstorfer Binnensee (east of Kiel), Germany (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 61).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), contorted, literally, ‘powerful, vehement, involved’. (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lyngbya contorta Lemmermann 1898
Gloeotila contorta (Lemmermann) Chodat 1900
Chlorospira contortus (Lemmermann) Korshikov 1939
Spirocoleus contortus (Lemmermann) Compère 1985
Stichococcus contortus (Lemmermann) Hindák 1996

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

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Key references
Kasten J., Kusber W.-H., Riedmüller U., Tworeck A., Oschwald L. & Mischke U. (2018). Steckbriefe der Phytoplankton-Indikatortaxa in den WRRL Bewertungsverfahren PhytoSee und PhytoFluss mit Begleittext – 1. Lieferung: 50 Steckbriefe ausgewählter Indikatortaxa. pp. 1-177. Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin.

Kasten J., Kusber W.-H., Riedmüller U., Tworeck A., Oschwald L. & Mischke U. (2018). Steckbriefe der Phytoplankton-Indikatortaxa in den WRRL Bewertungsverfahren PhytoSee und PhytoFluss mit Begleittext – 1. Lieferung: 50 Steckbriefe ausgewählter Indikatortaxa. pp. 1-177. Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin.

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

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