Chondria bullata N'Yeurt & Payri
Chondria bullata N'Yeurt & Payri 2009: 20, figs 25-32
Published in: N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2009). Four new species of Rhodophyceae from Fiji, Polynesia and Vanuatu, South Pacific. Phycological Research 57: 12-24.
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Adjective (Latin), bullate, blistered or pukered (Stearn 1973).
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Thallus to 30 mm long, creeping, terete and irregularly branched. Primary axes (400) 545–600 (720) µm in diameter; secondary axes (280) 320–360 (384) µm in diameter, unconstricted at the base, clavate shaped, with truncate apices. Trichoblasts scarce, but when present terminal in groups of three to eight and dichotomously branched, 160–400 µm high, composed of cylindrical cells 50–60 µm long and 25–40 µm in diameter. Axial cell terete, 30–40 µm in diameter, surrounded by five elongate to ovoid pericentral cells 70–80 µm in diameter. Surface cells (28) 32–48 (56) µm in diameter, isodiametric to lenticular in shape, markedly protruding by 5–16 mm throughout the thallus, especially in younger apical portions. Tetrasporangia immersed in subapical portions of fertile branchlets, 50–120 µm in diameter, tetrahedrally divided and laterally attached to parent cell. Gametangial plants unknown.
Type locality: Nihiru Atoll (16°41'60''S, 142°49'60''W), Tuamotu, French Polynesia (N'Yeurt & Payri 2009: 22). Holotype: J. Orempuller; 01 October 1995; UPF 423 S37 (N'Yeurt & Payri 2009: 22). Notes: Paratypes. Abokisa Island, Santo, Vanuatu, 22 August 2006, -35 m, leg. C. E. Payri, Geoffray and J. L. Menou, VU 731; Malo Island, Santo, Vanuatu, 31 August 2006, -18 m, leg. C. E. Payri, Geoffray and J. L. Menou, IRD 3791; Nagelelevu Island, Fiji, 20 May 2007, leg. C. E. Payri, -20 m, IRD 2347, IRD 2348. Other material examined. Palmerston Atoll, Cook Islands, 25 May 1974, leg. G.N. MacRaild, WELT CI439a.
N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.
Created: 18 February 2009 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 December 2013 by Antoine N'Yeurt
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Antoine N'Yeurt in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 May 2019.