Name: Sphaerospermum Zapomělová et al. 2009

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: Sphaerospermum, 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 Dolichospermum, from which the new genus has been hereby separated

Type species: Sphaerospermum reniforme (Lemmermann 1898) Zapomělová et al. 2009

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 under the ICN, illegitimate name

Taxonomic status: synonym

Correct name: Sphaerospermopsis Zapomělová et al. 2010

Subdivision:

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

Parent taxon: [Aphanizomenonaceae]

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