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Porphyra malvanensis Anilkumar & P.S.N.Rao 2005

Publication details
Porphyra malvanensis Anilkumar & P.S.N.Rao 2005: 223-224, fig. 1 A

Published in: Anilkumar, C. & Rao, P.S.N. (2005). A new species of Porphyra (Rhodophyta, Bangiales) from the Malvan coast of Maharashtra (India). Feddes Repertorium 116: 222-225.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Porphyra is Porphyra purpurea (Roth) C.Agardh.

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

Type information
Type locality: Malvan, Maharashtra, India (Anilkumar & Rao 2005: 224). Holotype: 3rd August, 2004; BSI 177441 (Anilkumar & Rao 2005: 224).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Plants up to 0.5-0.8 cm in length and 0.6-0.9 cm broad, orbicular, broadly expanded; occurring on mid to upper intertidal rock in moderately sheltered areas; colour of the frond reddish brown; margin smooth; monostromatic, 23-27 m thick in vegetative portions and 32-36 m thick in reproductive portions; surface mucilage is 11-13 m thick; vegetative cells in surface view polygonal, 7-9 m in the greatest dimensions, in cross section 14-16 m in height and 914 m broad; chromatophore single, with stellate arms extending to the periphery of the cytoplasm; thallus monoecious; carposporangia and spermatia sometimes mixed or in narrow patches, developing on the margins of the mature thallus; carpospores 8, arranged in 2 tiers of 4 each having the spore formula a2/b2/c2, 7-9 m in diameter; spermatia 64, arranged in 4 tiers of 16 each with the spore formula a4/b4/c4, 4-5 m in diameter.

Associated with the Ulva/Enteromorpha belt of the upper intertidal region.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 May 2021.

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