Name: Limnospira Nowicka-Krawczyk et al. 2019

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Lim’no.spi.ra. Gr. Limni, lake, lagoon (λίμνη); Gr. fem. n. speîra, spiral (σπείρα); N.L. fem. n. Limnospira, the generic name refers to the morphology of trichomes and typical habitat, i.e. lakes

Gender: feminine (stem: Limnospir-)

Type species: Limnospira fusiformis (Woronichin 1934) Nowicka-Krawczyk et al. 2019

16S rRNA gene: Analyse FASTA

Valid publication: Nowicka-Krawczyk P, Muhlsteinova R, Hauer T. Detailed characterization of the Arthrospira type species separating commercially grown taxa into the new genus Limnospira (Cyanobacteria). Sci Rep 2019; 9:694.

Nomenclatural status: validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code)

Taxonomic status: correct name


Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 3
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3
Total number of child taxa: 4

Parent taxon: Microcoleaceae (Hansgirg 1892) Strunecký et al. 2013

Assigned by: Strunecky O, Ivanova AP, Mares J. An updated classification of cyanobacterial orders and families based on phylogenomic and polyphasic analysis. J Phycol 2023; 59:12-51.

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Record number: 6287
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