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Trentepohlia infestans Rindi & J.López-Bautista 2007

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Trentepohliales
Family Trentepohliaceae
Genus Trentepohlia


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Trentepohlia infestans Rindi & J.López-Bautista
Zone Industrielle, Collery Marengo, French Guiana; producing red patches on painted concrete wall. 21 Jun 2006. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).


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Trentepohlia infestans Rindi & J.López-Bautista Zone Industrielle, Collery Marengo, French Guiana; producing red patches on painted concrete wall
© Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it)

Publication details
Trentepohlia infestans Rindi & J.López-Bautista 2007: 704, figs 22-29

Published in: Rindi, F. & López-Bautista, J.M. (2007). New and interesting records of Trentepohlia (Trentepohliales, Chlorophyta) from French Guiana, including the description of two new species. Phycologia 46: 698-708.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Trentepohlia is Trentepohlia aurea (Linnaeus) C.Martius.

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

Type information
Holotype locality: Zone Industrielle, Collery Marengo, French Guiana (Rindi & López-Bautista 2007: 704). Holotype: F. Rindi; 21 June 2006; on painted concrete wall, near external fan of air-conditioning system. US (Rindi & López-Bautista 2007: 704). Notes: Isotype: GALW.

Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), infesting, attacking (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Habitat notes
Known from concrete walls of buildings in French Guiana. - (22 Mar 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

Crustose alga, forming red patches on walls. Prostrate part crustose, pseudoparenchymatous, formed by many mixed filaments. Erect axes short, consisting of 3-6 cells, 50-200 microns tall. Cells of the prostrate part elliptical or globular, 10-13 microns wide; cells of the erect axes cylindrical, 7-12.5 microns wide. Zoosporangia globular, 15-22 microns wide, produced at the top of the erect axes. Gametangia not observed.

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Key references
Rindi, F. & López-Bautista, J.M. (2008). Diversity and ecology of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) in French Guiana. Cryptogamie, Algologie 29(1): 13-43.

Škaloud, P., Rindi, F., Boedeker, C. & Leliaert, F. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater flora of central Europe. Bd 13. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae (Krienitz, L. ed.). pp. [i]-vii, [1]-288, 182 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

Created: 03 August 2007 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 22 March 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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