Botryocladia exquisita C.W.Schneider & C.E.Lane 2008
Botryocladia exquisita C.W.Schneider & C.E.Lane 2008: 621, figs 14-23
Published in: Schneider, C.W. & Lane, C.E. (2008). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 9. The genus Botryocladia (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniaceae), including B. bermudana, B. exquisita and B. flookii spp. nov. Phycologia 47: 614-619.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Bermuda Aquarium reef tank #3, Harrington Sound, Flatts, Bermuda (3°20.79'N, 64°42.89'W) (Schneider & Lane 2008: 621). Holotype: C.W. Schneider & C.E. Lane 08-16-2; cystocarpic; 13.ii.2008; US (Schneider & Lane 2008: 621). Notes: Isotypes MICH, NY, Herb. CWS. GenBank accession no. EU 977497
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), delicate, fine, exquisite (Schneider & Lane 2008).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
Plants intensely pink, to 30 mm tall, attached by small discoid holdfasts, giving rise to stipes bearing one to many vesicles; vesicles obovoid, somewhat elongating at maturity to 6 mm diam. and 12 mm long; stipes delicate, terete, solid and branched, to 0.5 mm diam.; vesicle walls 33–36 µm thick and consisting of two layers, medulla composed of large cells to 24 µm thick and 39 µm long in section, circular and elliptical to irregular in surface view, elongating at maturity; specialized and nonspecialized secretory cell bearing cells produced from the inner medulla bearing two to three pyriform secretory cells, 22–26 µm diam.; cortex incomplete, composed of a network of small angular cells forming above the junctions of medullary cells; tetrasporangia unknown; most likely dioecious, spermatangia unknown; cystocarps scattered over vesicles, ostiolate, protruding to the exterior and interior of the vesicle, to 0.5 mm diam.; carposporangia subglobose to irregularly angular, 10–20 µm diam. in greatest dimension.
Differing from other Botryocladia species with small, non-elongate, spherical to pyriform vesicles and incomplete cortices by its number of cell layers in the vesicle walls and its production of specialized and unspecialized secretory cell bearing cells.
Created: 24 December 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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Schneider, C.W. & Lane, C.E. (2008). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 9. The genus Botryocladia (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniaceae), including B. bermudana, B. exquisita and B. flookii spp. nov. Phycologia 47: 614-619.
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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 15 June 2021.