Natalian Botryocladia ( Rhodymeniales, Rhodophyceae), Including Description of a New, Long Axis-forming Species

Natalian Botryocladia ( Rhodymeniales, Rhodophyceae), Including Description of a New, Long... Abstract Four species of Botryocladia are present in Natal, B. madagascariensis and B. beckeriana being previously recorded in this region, and the range of B. leptopoda is extended southward from Tanzania to northern Natal. The fourth species is a new species, B. pienaarii, that was found growing in lower intertidal and subtidal habitats. The four species all form elongate axes but are distinct from one another and have vesicles of different sizes and arrangement that are attached to upright solid branches in patterns characteristic for each species. Structural and reproductive characters are discussed for the four species, and they are compared with similar species from other regions. Introduction Botryocladia Kylin (1931) (now. cons.) includes thirty species (Aponte Diaz 1988, Brodie and Guiry 1988) of Rhodymeniaceae having hollow, mucilage-filled, vesiculate branches distributed along short to long upright axes that consist of solid pseudoparenchymatous tissue. Species mostly occur in tropical to subtropical marine coastal regions, but some are also known in cold temperature waters, i.e. along the Pacific coast of North America from California to Vancouver Island [B. pseudodichotoma (Farlow) Kylin] and along the south coast of Australia [B. obovata (Sonder) Kylin]. Botryocladia has sympodially branched elongate axes (Kylin 1956) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Botanica Marina de Gruyter

Natalian Botryocladia ( Rhodymeniales, Rhodophyceae), Including Description of a New, Long Axis-forming Species

Botanica Marina, Volume 32 (2) – Jan 1, 1989

Loading next page...
 
/lp/de-gruyter/natalian-botryocladia-rhodymeniales-rhodophyceae-including-description-l035i4B862
Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Walter de Gruyter
ISSN
0006-8055
eISSN
1437-4323
DOI
10.1515/botm.1989.32.2.131
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Abstract Four species of Botryocladia are present in Natal, B. madagascariensis and B. beckeriana being previously recorded in this region, and the range of B. leptopoda is extended southward from Tanzania to northern Natal. The fourth species is a new species, B. pienaarii, that was found growing in lower intertidal and subtidal habitats. The four species all form elongate axes but are distinct from one another and have vesicles of different sizes and arrangement that are attached to upright solid branches in patterns characteristic for each species. Structural and reproductive characters are discussed for the four species, and they are compared with similar species from other regions. Introduction Botryocladia Kylin (1931) (now. cons.) includes thirty species (Aponte Diaz 1988, Brodie and Guiry 1988) of Rhodymeniaceae having hollow, mucilage-filled, vesiculate branches distributed along short to long upright axes that consist of solid pseudoparenchymatous tissue. Species mostly occur in tropical to subtropical marine coastal regions, but some are also known in cold temperature waters, i.e. along the Pacific coast of North America from California to Vancouver Island [B. pseudodichotoma (Farlow) Kylin] and along the south coast of Australia [B. obovata (Sonder) Kylin]. Botryocladia has sympodially branched elongate axes (Kylin 1956)

Journal

Botanica Marinade Gruyter

Published: Jan 1, 1989

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month