Udotea orientalis A. & E.S.
Udotea orientalis A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp Tanzania
© Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se)
Udotea orientalis A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp 1911: 119, 142, pl. I : fig. 4
Published in: Gepp, A. & Gepp, E.S. (1911). The Codiaceae of the Siboga Expedition including a monograph of Flabellarieae and Udoteae Siboga-Expeditie Monographie LXII. pp. 1-150, 22 pls. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), eastern.
Rhipidosiphon orientalis (A.Gepp & E.Gepp) Farghaly 1980
The record of Udotea orientalis from Fiji (Littler & Littler, 2003: 260) appears to be in error as no material of that species has been seen by us in current collections from that locality. Their photograph shows a plant with a thin blade where the parallel siphons are clearly visible, hinting at a monostromatic nature which is in contrast to the thicker, felty and woven plurisiphonous blade of 'true' R. orientalis. In our experience (Payri & N'Yeurt, unpubl.), Udotea glaucescens can show both a divided and undivided stipe with one to several monostromatic blades, and both Udotea records from Fiji in Littler & Littler (2003) would conform to U. glaucescens. - (4 Sep 2007) -
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: various in Indian and Pacific Oceans; Indonesia; Philippine Islands (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 885). (Coppejans et al. 2001: 429).
Huisman, J.M. (2015). Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. pp. [i]-viii, 1-320, 56 figs, 14 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Kooistra, W.H.C.F. (2002). Molecular phylogenies of Udoteaceae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) reveal nonmonophyly for Udotea, Penicillus and Chlorodesmis. Phycologia 41: 453-462.
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.
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]
Created: 09 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Moorjani, S.A. (1969). A note on the possible reproductive structures in Kenyan Udotea orientalis A. & E.S. Gepp. (Chlorophyta). Journal of East Africa Natural History Society 27: 227-229, 1 fig.
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