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Name derivation:




Capsosira Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault, 1886;  3 of 3 described species are currently accepted (Guiry 2012)

Order Nostocales;  Family Stigonemataceae


Highly branched trichomes usually containing thick, sometimes laminated sheaths.

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Freshwater benthos, epilithic and epiphytic, apparently widespread in marshes and unpolluted running water.


Bornet, É. and C. Flahault  1886 '1887'.  Revision des Nostocacées hétérocystées contenues dans les principaux herbiers de France.  Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Septième série 5: 51-129.

Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry  2012.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 December 2012.