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Halymenia actinophysa M.Howe

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Halymeniales
Family Halymeniaceae
Genus Halymenia

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Halymenia actinophysa M.Howe
Panama. Habit of gelatinous slick blade.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Halymenia actinophysa M.Howe
Panama. Transverse section of cortex and perpendicular medullary filaments and cortical cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Halymenia actinophysa M.Howe
Panama. Surface view of cortical cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Halymenia actinophysa M.Howe
Panama. Transverse section of slightly thickened blade margin.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Halymenia actinophysa M.Howe
Panama. Transverse section of blade showing perpendicular and radiating medullary filaments and cortical cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Halymenia actinophysa M.Howe
Panama. Transverse section of cortex showing longly oval to dumb-bell shaped surface cells.. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

 

Acinetospora pusilla (A.W.Griffiths ex Harvey) De Toni

Sebdenia actinophysa (M.Howe) E.Soler-Onís Panama. Transverse section of slightly thickened blade margin.
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Halymenia actinophysa M.Howe 1911: 509, pl. 34, fgs 1-13

Published in: Howe, M.A. (1911). Phycological studies - V. Some marine algae of Lower California, Mexico. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 38: 489-514, 1 fig., pls 27-34.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Halymenia is Halymenia floresii (Clemente) C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sebdenia actinophysa (M.Howe) E.Soler-Onís 1998

Taxonomic notes
Hernández-Kantun et al. (2009) note that according to Abbott (1967), this is a synonym of H. californica (in part). They conclude that it is definitely a member of the genus Halymenia. - (24 Mar 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Subtidal habitats (~13 m, ~ 26 m depth), such as rocky reefs and rhodolith beds (Hernández-Kantun et al. (2009: 252). - (23 Mar 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Near La Paz, Baja California, Mexico (Dawson 1954: 274). Holotype: Feb. 28, 1911; New York Botanical Garden, New York Vives 20d (Dawson 1954: 274). Notes: Dawson (1954: 274): A portion of the holotype specimen is on sheet 649499 in the Herbarium of the University of California Berkeley.

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Key references
Hernández-Kantún, J.J., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R. & León-Cisneros, K. (2009). Morphology and anatomy of Halymenia actinophysa (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) from the southwestern Gulf of California, Mexico. Botanica Marina 52(3): 248-255, 12 figs, 3 tables.

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: 08 November 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 19 October 2015 by Paul Gabrielson

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References
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Hernández-Kantún, J.J., Riosmena-Rodriguez, R. & León-Cisneros, K. (2009). Morphology and anatomy of Halymenia actinophysa (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) from the southwestern Gulf of California, Mexico. Botanica Marina 52(3): 248-255, 12 figs, 3 tables.

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