Platythamnion yezoense Inagaki 1935

Publication Details
Platythamnion yezoense Inagaki 1935: 47, fig. 4

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.

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Platythamnion is Platythamnion heteromorphum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pterothamnion yezoense (Inagaki) Athanasiadis & Kraft.

Type Information
Syntype localities: Tomari Bay, Kunasiri Island, Kurile Islands; (Inagaki 1935: 47) Lectotype: April and May; CBM; (Yoshida 1998: 928) Notes: Isotype: SAP 022845 (Yoshida, 1998: 928). "Washed ashore on Osyoro coast and Zenibako coast etc. in Shiribeshi Prov. about April and May." (Inagaki, 1935).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Frond erect, filamentous, 2-5 cm high, consisting of subdichotomous main branches and 4-verticillate rami on each cell of the main branches, providing with filamentous rhizoids. Rhizoids colourless, consisting of single row of very elongated cells, irregularly dichotomous, stretching out from the bases of the main branches in general, but sometimes from rami in the basal portion of the frond. Main branches 200-210 microns in diam., consisted of a single row of cells. Cells of main branches cylindrical, with somewhat thick membranes, 2-2.5 times as long as broad, but in the basal portion of the frond often as long as broad. Rami 4-verticillate, issued from the upper end of each cell of the main branches, arranged in four vertical rows, 60-70 microns thick in the basal portion. Basal cells of rami 2-2.5 times as long as broad. Among four whorled rami, the two lateral ones much larger in dimensions than the two transversal ones. Two lateral rami provided with two rows of ramuli on their upper sides near base, but provided with only a single row of ramuli in their apical portions. Cortical cells irregularly polygonal. Apical cells triangular, their bases larger than their heights in a surface view. Cystocarps hemispherical, relatively larger, borne in the middle or the upper portion of the segment. Tetrasporangia roundish, 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.

Created: 12 October 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 26 October 2016

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