Branchioglossum nanum Inagaki 1935: 45, fig. 3
Published in: Inagaki, K.-I. (1935). Some marine algae recently discovered in Japan and new to science. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 1: 41-49.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dwarf (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Frond found on rocks and stones or epiphytic on Polysiphonia Morrowii Harvey with rhizoids, erect, 4-8 mm high, delicato-membranous, dichotomo-alternately or somewhat palmately branched, monostromatic except the three-cell-layered middle portion, provided with an entire margin. Segments linear-lanceolate, generally 0.3-0.5 mm broad in the broadest portion, narrowed at the base. Apices of segments somewhat acute. Midribs evidently present, but side nerves absent. Cortical cells irregularly polygonal. Apical cells triangular, their bases larger than their heights in a surface view. Cystocarps hemispherical, relatively larger, borne on one or both sides along the midrib, forming a single longitudinal row or two, cruciately divided. Colour purplish red. Frond adhering firmly to paper when drying.
Type locality: Tsukotan, Shiribeshi Prov. (Inagaki 1935: 45). Type: Kan-ichi Inaki; February 1932; Growing on rocks and stones or epiphytic on Polysiphoni Morrowii Harvey. (Inagaki 1935: 45, 46).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Branchioglossum nanum Inagaki)
Asia: Japan (Inagaki 1935, Yoshida, Nakajima & Nakata 1990, Yoshida 1998, Wynne 2014, Yoshida, Suzuki & Yoshinaga 2015), Russia (Kozhenkova 2009), Russia (Far East) (Perestenko 1980, Kloczcova 1996, Perestenko 1994).
Kloczcova, N.G. (1996). Flora vodoroslei makrofitov Tatarskogo Proliva i osobennosti ee formirovanija [Macrophyte algal flora of Tatars Gulf (Sea of Japan) and peculiarities of its formation]. pp. 1-289. Vladivostock: Dalnauka. [in Russian]
Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. -326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.
Created: 11 April 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 December 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Mikami, H. (1973). On the procarp and the male plant in Branchioglossum nanum Inagaki. Bulletin of the Japanese Society for Phycology 21: 24-28.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 July 2019.