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Background – On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Pierre Compère, a catalogue of all algal and cyanobacterial taxa he described during his scientific career, was compiled.

Methods – This catalogue was assembled through consultation of Compère's numerous publications, database queries and contacts with different herbaria where his types are deposited.

Results – Pierre Compère described 123 new algal and cyanobacterial taxa. Most of the species belong to the Bacillariophyta, but he also published taxa in the Cyanobacteria, Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta and Euglenophyta. For each taxon, details on the location of the type specimens are included along with their sample localities, dates and references to the protologues. A selection of pictures and drawings are added to illustrate Pierre Compère's work. One name, Caloneis silicula f. angusta is being formally validated.

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Keywords: ALGAE; BACILLARIOPHYTA; CATALOGUE; CHLOROPHYTA; CHRYSOPHYTA; CYANOBACTERIA; EUGLENOPHYTA; NOMENCLATURE; TYPES

Document Type: Regular Paper

Publication date: 06 November 2014

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  • Plant Ecology and Evolution (a continuation of Belgian Journal of Botany, incorporating Systematics and Geography of Plants) is an international journal devoted to ecology, phylogenetics and systematics of all ‘plant' groups in the traditional sense (including algae, cyanobacteria, fungi, myxomycetes), also covering related fields such as comparative and developmental morphology, conservation biology, evolution, phytogeography, pollen and spores, population biology, and vegetation studies. It is published by the Royal Botanical Society of Belgium and contains original research papers, review articles, checklists, short communications and book reviews.

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