Champia hasselbringii C.W.Schneider & G.W.
Champia hasselbringii C.W.Schneider & G.W.Saunders in C.W.Schneider et al. 2018: 443, figs 11-18
Published in: Schneider, C.W., M.K. Griffith, C.E. Lane & G.W. Saunders (2018). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 16. Two new epiphytic species of Champia (Champiaceae, Rhodymeniales), C. hasselbringii and C. insularis. Cryptogamie Algologie 39: 431-447 , 18 figs, 2 table.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Named for Timothy L. Hasselbring (1974–2012), Bermuda conservationist and Captain of the Endurance for the Bermuda Zoological Society
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Thallus rosy-red, prostrate and spreading, attached to macroalgae and hard substrata by a fibrous holdfast and secondary rhizoidal fascicles issued from cortical cells on the contact surface; axes terete below, compressed distally, divided into segments by single-layered septa; mature segments distinctly barrel-shaped and markedly pinched at the septa, 440–1100 µm diam., shorter than broad distally, about as long as broad in lowermost segments, increasing in breadth towards the apex of axes but abruptly decreasing in length and width in the final few distal segments; branches alternate and opposite, formed at or just above septa; septal cells colorless, polygonal, reticulate, 39–72 µm broad and 69–81 µm long; cortex 2-layered, the larger (inner) cells forming a complete layer of rounded ellipsoidal to polygonal cells, 30–55 diam. and 42-125 µm long in mature segments, cutting off an incomplete layer of smaller subspherical to ovoid, cortical cells outwardly, 5–15 µm in longest dimension; hairs deciduous, when seen found distally, originating from small, outer cortical cells; inner cortical cells of distal segments issuing longitudinal, descending filaments, 4.0–10.5 µm diam. that produce obovoid to spherical gland cells 8.5–11.0 µm diam. in the interior cavity; sporangia scattered under the cortex of internodal segments, tetrahedrally divided, spherical, larger forms 55–75 µm diam.; cystocarps broadly ovoid and ostiolate at maturity, 740 diam. and 620 µm tall, carposporangia obpyriform to 93 µm long; spermatangia unknown.
epiphytic, 1-36 m depths
Type locality: "Brackish Pond Flats, off north shore of Bermuda I., 32°21’07.0”N, 64°48’02.5”W, Bermuda" (Schneider et al. 2018: 443). Holotype: Craig W. Schneider/Christopher E. Lane/Thea R. Popolizio 12-8-15; 17 January 2012; epiphyte at 3-4 m. MICH (Schneider et al. 2018: 443).
Created: 04 December 2018 by Craig Schneider
Verified by: 04 December 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Schneider, C.W., M.K. Griffith, C.E. Lane & G.W. Saunders (2018). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 16. Two new epiphytic species of Champia (Champiaceae, Rhodymeniales), C. hasselbringii and C. insularis. Cryptogamie Algologie 39: 431-447 , 18 figs, 2 table.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 December 2018.