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Peyssonnelia imbricata D.L.Ballantine & H.Ruiz, nom. illeg. 2006

Publication details
Peyssonnelia imbricata D.L.Ballantine & H.Ruiz 2006: 431, figs 1-17, nom. illeg.

Published in: Ballantine, D.L. & Ruiz, H. (2006). Peyssonnelia imbricata sp. nov. (Peyssonneliaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Botanica Marina 49: 431-437.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Peyssonnelia is Peyssonnelia squamaria (S.G.Gmelin) Decaisne ex J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Peyssonnelia imbricans D.L.Ballantine & H.Ruiz

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: later homonym of Peyssonnelia imbricata Kützing, 1849. - (17 Apr 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Algae are brown to orange in color when living, producing small overlapping crusts, 4-11 mm broad by 3-10 mm long; young crusts are produced vegetatively from parent crusts; crusts becoming completely calcified and possess dictinct radial lines; hypothallus with cells in flabellar arrangements; in radial section, hypothallial cells measure 34-48 microns in length and to 27. 5 microns in height; proximal perithallial cells measure 35-40 microns in length and 30-35 microns in height and are cut off from near the anterior end of the hypothallial cells at angles from 50 to 60º; proximal perithallial cells give rise to two ascending files of perithallial cells, perithallial cells measure 17-25 microns in breadth and 20-35 microns in height; hair mother cells are present occasionally in the perithallus distally; the crusts are 6-7 cells in height and measure 110-180 microns in thickness; simple unicellular spherical rhizoids are cut off from the anterior ends of the hypothallial cells; tetrasporangia in elevated nemathecia, cut off laterally from enlarged basal paraphysal cells, they are ovate and measure to 110 microns long by 45 microns wide; gametophytes monoecious; carposporangia are mostly in chains of three with mature carposporangia measuring to 45 microns long x 30 microns wide; spermatangia are produced in simple chains.

Type information
Holotype locality: Cayo Aurora, Guánica, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea (Ballantine & Ruiz: 433). Holotype: D.L. Ballantine & H. Ruiz; 15 December 2005; Epiphytic on Rhizophora mangle and coral rubble, 0.1-1.0 m. Alg. Coll. US 209164 (Ballantine & Ruiz: 433). Notes: Holotype: DLB 6854. Isotypes: MICH, MSM.

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Created: 17 April 2007 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 24 August 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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Ballantine, D.L. & Ruiz, H. (2006). Peyssonnelia imbricata sp. nov. (Peyssonneliaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Botanica Marina 49: 431-437.

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