validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code), illegitimate name
in need of a replacement
Nomenclatural type of the family Oscillariaceae Engler 1892.Publication:
Engler A. Syllabus der Vorlesungen über specielle and medicinisch-pharmaceutische Botanik. Grosse Ausgabe. Unknown publisher, Berlin, 1892.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Oacillaria"; "Ogcillaria"; "Onscillaria"; "Osciflaria"; "Oscilaria"; "Osciliaria"; "Oscillaiia"; "Oscillamria"; "Oscillaris"; "Oscillarla"; "Oscillarna"; "Oscillawia"; "Oscillawria"; "Oscillnria"; "Oscillraia"; "Oscillsria"; "Oscilluria"; "Oscitlaria"; "Oseillaria"; "Ovillaria".
A nomenclatural type has not been designated.
According to Komarek and Golubic (1990) originally assigned to Cyanobacteria but probably pre-starting-point orth. var. of Oscillatoria Vaucher ex Gomont, 1892.Publication:
Komarek J, Golubic S. Guide to the Nomenclature and formal taxonomic treatment of oxyphototroph prokaryotes (Cyanoprokaryotes). Unknown Publisher, Unknown City, 1990.
Illegitimate according to Silva (1980).Publication:
Silva PC. Names of classes and families of living algae with special reference to their use in the Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Bohn, Scheltema & Holkema, Utrecht, 1980.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "OSLR" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1