Phycopeltis arundinacea ( ) De
Phycopeltis arundinacea (Montagne) De Toni Very small detached colony at high magnification in transmitted illumination; stacked image. Collected by Howard Matcham. Nr Chichester, West Sussex.
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Phycopeltis arundinacea (Montagne) De Toni 1889: 15
Published in: De Toni, G.B. (1889). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. I. Chlorophyceae. pp. -12, [i]-cxxxix, 1-1315. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
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Phyllactidium arundinaceum Montagne
Type locality: Culmis arundinaceis adnatum in paludosis lacus El-Hout, prope La Calle [El-Hout Lake, Algeria] (Montagne 1846: 156). Lectotype: Durieu De Maisonneuve; epiphytic on reeds. PC Herbarium Montagne; MA12106 Notes: "Probable type" shown at PC site
Phyllactidium arundinaceum Montagne 1846
Chromopeltis radians Reinsch 1875
Combination proposed by De Toni on 25 July 1889 and by Hariot (Journal de Botanique, vol. 3: 288) on 1 September 1889 (fide Index Nominum Algarum).
"Apart from tropical ecosystems P. arundinacea was found also in temperate regions with cold and wet climate without frosts [Ireland (Scannel 1978, Rindi & Guiry 2002)]. However, their observations differ from tropical specimens depicted in Thompson & Wujek (1997) mainly in cell dimensions, W:L ratio of the vegetative cells and structure of the sporangiophore. Rindi & Guiry (2002) found the sporangiatelaterals growing up always directly from vegetative cells. No stalk cells were observed. On the other [hand], Thompson & Wujek ( 1997) found sporangiophores up to several cells on their material. Our specimens correspond ... with Thompson & Wujek's observations. Thus, the splitting of tropical and temperate populations classified recently into P. arundinacea in two separate species is possible in the future." (Neustupa 2003: 492). Additionally, Montagne originally described this species as growing epiphytically on reeds, suggesting perhaps a third species. - (2 Sep 2016) - M.D. Guiry
In damp, shaded habitats where high humidity and shelter from direct sunlight occur for most of the time; most common in woodlands and north-facing sides of ditches. In these environments it forms orange patches on leaves of angiosperms (Hedera, Rubus, Ilex, Buxus, Laurus, Myrtus) and ferns (Asplenium, Blechnum, Ceterach, Dryopteris, Phyllitis, Pteridium). - (20 Mar 2018) - M.D. Guiry
This is a terrestrial species.
Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], -933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
Huan Zhu, Zhijuan Zhao, Shuang Xia, Zhengyu Hu & Guoxiang Liu (2015). Morphological examination and phylogenetic analyses of Phycopeltis spp. (Trentepohliales, Ulvophyceae) from Tropical China. PLoS One 10(2): 1-19.
Neustupa, J. (2003). The genus Phycopeltis (Trentepohliales, Chlorophyta) from tropical Southeast Asia. Nova Hedwigia 76(3-4): 487-505.
Printz, H. (1939). Vorarbeiten zu einer Monographie der Trentepohliaceen. Nytt Magasin for Naturvitenskapene 80: 10-209, 31 figs.
Rindi, F. & Guiry, M.D. (2002). The genus Phycopeltis (Trentepohliaceae, Chlorophyta) in Ireland: a taxonomic and distributional reassessment. Phycologia 41: 421-431.
Rindi, F. & López-Bautista, J.M. (2008). Diversity and ecology of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) in French Guiana. Cryptogamie, Algologie 29(1): 13-43.
Rindi, F. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Trentepohliales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 570-574. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Thompson, R.H. & Wujek, D.E. (1997). Trentepohliales: Cephaleuros, Phycopeltis and Stomatochroon. Morphology, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [i-vii] viii-x, -149, 60 pls. Enfield, New Hampshire: Science Publishers, Inc.
Škaloud, P., Rindi, F., Boedeker, C. & Leliaert, F. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater flora of central Europe. Bd 13. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae (Krienitz, L. ed.). pp. [i]-vii, -288, 182 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.
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Scannell, M.J.P. (1978). Phycopeltis arundinacea Mont. en Europe. Revue Algologique, Nouvelle Serie 13: 41-42.
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