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Botryocladia iridescens D.L.Ballantine & H.Ruiz 2008

Publication details
Botryocladia iridescens D.L.Ballantine & H.Ruiz 2008: 294, figs 1-12

Published in: Ballantine, D.L. & Ruiz, H. (2008). Botryocladia iridescens sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Cryptogamie, Algologie 29: 293-302.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Botryocladia is Botryocladia uvaria (J.A.Murray) Harvey.

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

Type information
Holotype locality: Edge insular shelf. La Parguerea, Puerto Rico (Ballantine & Ruiz, 2008: 297). Holotype: H. Ruiz; 15 October 2004; subtidal, 23 m depth. US 209106 (Ballantine & Ruiz, 2008: 297). Notes: isotype in MSM

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Algae to 9 mm in height with axes to 750 µm in diameter and to 4 mm long, axes typically producing 1 or 2 pyriform to spherical vesicles, to 6 mm in diameter with frequent lateral fusions; vesicle walls of a single medullary layer, medullary cells measure 45-105 µm in length and 35-65 µm in height with intermediate-sized triangular medullary cells, 25-40 µm in diameter, wedged between; cortical layer two cells in thickness, an inner cortical layer with cells spherical to ovate measure to 15 µm in diameter, these giving rise to small spherical cortical cells, 5-7.5 µm in diameter; gland cells spherical to pyriform, to 12.5 µm in diameter, borne on inner medullary cells or medullary cells which project into the vesicle cavity; gland cells are produced 1-3 per supporting cell; tetrasporangia nearly spherical, scattered in cortex, cruciately divided, 14-20 µm in diameter; algae monoecious, cystocarps partially protruding, mostly projecting inwardly; cystocarps 440-495 µm in diameter.

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References
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Ballantine, D.L. & Ruiz, H. (2008). Botryocladia iridescens sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Cryptogamie, Algologie 29: 293-302.

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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.

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