Porphyra malvanensis Anilkumar & P.S.N.Rao 2005
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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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.
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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Verified by: 14 January 2009 by M.D. Guiry
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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 02 March 2021.