Etymology: The name of the genus is derived from a Greek word chrysos (gold) that reflects the characteristic color of the akinete epispore. The suffix sporum is derived from a Greek word spora (seed), which is a symbolic designation of akinetes commonly used in cyanobacterial nomenclature
Valid publication: Zapomělová E, Skácelová O, Pumann P, Kopp R, Janeček E. Biogeographically interesting planktonic Nostocales (Cyanobacteria) in the Czech Republic and their polyphasic evaluation resulting in taxonomic revisions of Anabaena bergii Ostenfeld 1908 (Chrysosporum gen. nov.) and A. tenericaulis Nygaard 1949 (Dolichospermum tenericaule comb. nova). Hydrobiologia 2012; 698:353-365.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1
Total number of child taxa: 1
|Name||Nomenclatural status||Taxonomic status|
|Chrysosporum bergii (Ostenfeld 1908) Zapomelova et al. 2012||validly published under the ICN||correct name|
Parent taxon: [Aphanizomenonaceae]