Porphyra malvanensis Anilkumar & P.S.N.Rao
Porphyra malvanensis Anilkumar & P.S.N.Rao 2005: 223-224, fig. 1 A
Published in: Anilkumar, C. & Rao, P.S.N. (2005). A new species of Porphyra (Rhodophyta, Bangiales) from the Malvan coast of Maharashtra (India). Feddes Repertorium 116: 222-225.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Plants up to 0.5-0.8 cm in length and 0.6-0.9 cm broad, orbicular, broadly expanded; occurring on mid to upper intertidal rock in moderately sheltered areas; colour of the frond reddish brown; margin smooth; monostromatic, 23-27 m thick in vegetative portions and 32-36 m thick in reproductive portions; surface mucilage is 11-13 m thick; vegetative cells in surface view polygonal, 7-9 m in the greatest dimensions, in cross section 14-16 m in height and 914 m broad; chromatophore single, with stellate arms extending to the periphery of the cytoplasm; thallus monoecious; carposporangia and spermatia sometimes mixed or in narrow patches, developing on the margins of the mature thallus; carpospores 8, arranged in 2 tiers of 4 each having the spore formula a2/b2/c2, 7-9 m in diameter; spermatia 64, arranged in 4 tiers of 16 each with the spore formula a4/b4/c4, 4-5 m in diameter.
Associated with the Ulva/Enteromorpha belt of the upper intertidal region.
Type locality: Malvan, Maharashtra, India (Anilkumar & Rao 2005: 224). Holotype: 3rd August, 2004; BSI 177441 (Anilkumar & Rao 2005: 224).
Created: 13 July 2008 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 January 2009 by M.D. Guiry
Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 917 times since it was created.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=133628
Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 March 2019.