spi’cher.i N.L. gen. masc. n.spicheri, of Spicher. The name honours Gottfried Spicher, a German researcher, who contributed to the chemical, microbial and technological characterisation of wheat and rye sourdoughs
Lactobacillusspicheri is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species within a separate genus Lactobacillus.
The specific epithet spicheri is a N.L. gen. n., not a L. gen. n. as cited in the paper by Meroth et al.Publication:
Euzeby JP. List of Bacterial Names with Standing in Nomenclature: a folder available on the Internet. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997; 47:590-592.