Botryocladia iridescens D.L. & H.Ruiz 2008
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.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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
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This is a marine species.
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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Verified by: 23 September 2010 by M.D. Guiry
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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.