Name: Sphaerospermum Zapomelova et al. 2009

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: The name of the genus is derived from Greek. The prefix sphaero-, reflects the shape of the akinetes. The second part of the name, spermum, is adopted from the subgeneric name Dolichosper- mum, from which the new genus has been hereby separated

Valid publication: Zapomelova E, Jezberova J, Hrouzek P, Hisem D, Rehakova K, Komarkova J. POLYPHASIC CHARACTERIZATION OF THREE STRAINS OF ANABAENA RENIFORMIS AND APHANIZOMENON APHANIZOMENOIDES (CYANOBACTERIA) AND THEIR RECLASSIFICATION TO SPHAEROSPERMUM GEN. NOV. (INCL. ANABAENA KISSELEVIANA)(1). J Phycol 2009; 45:1363-1373.

Nomenclatural status: validly published, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: in need of a replacement

Parent taxon: [Aphanizomenonaceae]

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