Name: Herbaspirillum Baldani et al. 1986

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. fem. n. herba, an herb, grass, seed-bearing plant that does not produce persistent woody tissue; N.L. dim. neut. n. spirillum, small spiral; from Gr. fem. n. spira, a coil, spiral; N.L. neut. dim. n. Herbaspirillum, small, spiral-shaped bacteria from herbaceous, seed-bearing plants

Type species: Herbaspirillum seropedicae Baldani et al. 1986

Valid publication: Baldani JI, Baldani VLD, Seldin L, Döbereiner J. Characterization of Herbaspirillum seropedicae gen. nov., sp. nov., a root-associated nitrogen-fixing bacterium. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1986; 36:86-93.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 12
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 18
Total number of child taxa: 19

Parent taxon: Oxalobacteraceae Garrity et al. 2006

Assigned by: Garrity GM, Bell JA, Lilburn T. Family II. Oxalobacteraceae fam. nov. In: Brenner DJ, Krieg NR, Staley JT, Garrity GM (eds), Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd edn, vol. 2 (The Proteobacteria), part C (The Alpha-, Beta-, Delta-, and Epsilonproteobacteria), Springer, New York, 2005, p. 623.

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