University Herbarium, UC Berkeley: Indian Ocean Catalogue

IOC entry for Microchaete aeruginea

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


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.


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

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