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Valoniopsis pachynema (G.Martens) Børgesen

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Cladophorales
Family Valoniaceae
Genus Valoniopsis


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Valoniopsis pachynema (G.Martens) Børgesen
Barrow Island, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Valoniopsis pachynema (G.Martens) Børgesen
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Valoniopsis pachynema (G.Martens) Børgesen
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Valoniopsis pachynema (G.Martens) Børgesen
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

Valoniopsis pachynema (G.Martens) Børgesen
KwaZulu-Natal. Heroen Verbruggen. © Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com).


Lithothamnion compactum Kjellman

Valoniopsis pachynema (G.Martens) Børgesen Barrow Island, Western Australia
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Valoniopsis pachynema (G.Martens) Børgesen 1934: 10, figs 1, 2

Published in: Børgesen, F. (1934). Some marine algae from the northern part of the Arabian sea with remarks on their geographical distribution. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Meddelelser 11(6): 1-72, 8 figs, 2 plates.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Valoniopsis.

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

Bryopsis pachynema G.Martens

Type information
Syntype localities: Benkulen (Bengkulu) and Pulau Tikus, near Bengkulu, Sumatra, Indonesia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 803). Lectotype: L 936 181 388 (Leliaert & Coppejans 2004: 203). Notes: Leg. Eduard von Martens (Lipkin & Silva 2002).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Bryopsis pachynema G.Martens 1866
Valonia pachynema (G.Martens) Weber Bosse 1913

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Valonia confervoides Harvey ex J.Agardh 1887

Distributional notes
Widespread in most warm seas. - (21 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Børgesen, F. (1949). Some marine algae from Mauritius. Additions to the parts previously published. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Meddelelser 21(5): 48, 17 figs, 2 plates.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Ding, L. & Luan, R. (2013). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus IV Chlorophyta No. I Ulotrichales Chaetophorales, Phaeophilales, Ulvales, Acrosiphoniales. pp. [i]-xxi, 1-173, pls I-VI. Beijing: Science Press.

Huisman, J.M. & Leliaert, F. (2015). Cladophorales. In: Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 32-67. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Kraft, G.T. (2007). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green algae. pp. [i-iv], v-vi, 1-347, 110 text-figs; 11 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study & CSIRO Publishing.

Leliaert, F. & Coppejans, E. (2004). Crystalline cell inclusions: a new diagnostic character in the Cladophorophyceae (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 189-203.

Norris, J.N. (2010). Marine algae of the Northern Gulf of California: Chlorophyta and Phaeophyceae. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 94: i-x, 1-276.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]

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Abbott, I.A. (1986). A unique form of Valoniopsis pachynema (Chlorophyta) from French Polynesia. Cryptogamie, Algologie 7: 161-167.
Sivalingam, P.M. (1989). Biochemical relationships of Valonia fastigiata and Valoniopsis pachynema from the tropics. Japanese Journal of Phycology 37: 1-3.

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