A new species of Botryocladia (Rhodymeniales, Rhodophyta) from the Galapagos Islands

C.W. SCHNEIDER and C.E. LANE (2000a)

Cryptogamie, Algologie 21: 167-175


Abstract

A new deep-water species of Botryocladia, B. darwinii C.W.Schneid. & C.E.Lane, is described based upon sexually reproductive material collected off Isla Xarifa in Gardner Bay (vic. Isla Espanola) in the Galapagos. The new species is a member of the Section Microphysae (large- and few-vesicled species with short stalks), and is most similar to B. senegalensis Feldm.-Maz. et M.Bodard from the eastern Atlantic Ocean and B. fernandeziana Levring from Juan Fernandez in the southern Pacific. The relationship of B. darwinii to the recently segregated genus Irvinea Guiry is discussed.

Key words: Botryocladia, B. darwinii, Galapagos Islands, Rhodymeniales

 


Balliella richardsii sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Sultanate of Oman, northern Arabian Sea

M.J. WYNNE and C.W. SCHNEIDER (2006)

Cryptogamie, Algologie 27: 45-52


Abstract

The red algal species Balliella richardsii (Ceramiaceae, Ceramiales) is newly described from the Sultanate of Oman, the Arabian Peninsula. Its distinctive features include its small stature (to only 18 mm in height), straight apices, and the close positioning of its branching, resulting in a very dense appearance. Gland cells are produced exclusively in an adaxial position and are very abundant. Tetrasporangia are relatively small compared to those in other species of the genus.

Key words: Balliella richardsii, Oman, Ceramiales

 


Colaconema basiramosum sp. nov. (Colaconemataceae, Rhodophyta) from the Sultanate of Oman, northern Arabian Sea

M.J. WYNNE and C.W. SCHNEIDER (2008)

Cryptogamie, Algologie 29:  69-80


Abstract

The red algal species Colaconema basiramosum (Colaconemataceae, Colaconematales) is newly described from the Sultanate of Oman, the Arabian Peninsula. Its distinctive features include undivided basal cells, suprabasal branching and monoecious gametophytes.

Key words: Colaconema basiramosum, Oman, Colaconematales

 


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