University Herbarium, UC Berkeley: Indian Ocean Catalogue

IOC entry for Microchaete aeruginea

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NOSTOCALES

Note: Komárek & Anagnostidis (1989) restrict the Nostocales to those trichomic Cyanophyceae that have specialized cells (heterocysts or akinetes), but lack true branching.

MICROCHAETACEAE

Microchaete Thuret, nom. cons.

Microchaete aeruginea Batters

Microchaete aeruginea Batters, 1892: 86 (type locality: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England).—Iyengar & Desikachary, 1944: 50–52, fig. 12.— Desikachary, 1959: 510, pl. 61: figs. 1–3.— V. Krishnamurthy et al., 1990: 271 (`aeruginosa'), figs. 4, 5.— Thajuddin & G. Subramanian, 1992a: table III.

INDIAN OCEAN DISTRIBUTION: India.

Note: Drouet (1973: 179), on the basis of the original description, assigned this species to Calothrix crustacea Thuret.

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