Fredericqia deveauniensis , L.Le Gall, Mineur, Provan & G.W.
Fredericqia deveauniensis Maggs, L.Le Gall, Mineur, Provan & G.W.Saunders 2013: 285, figs 1-25
Published in: Maggs, C.A., Le Gall, L., Mineur, F., Provan, J. & Saunders, G.W. (2013). Fredericqia deveauniensis, gen. et sp. nov. (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta), a new cryptogenic species. Cryptogamie Algologie 34: 273-296.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Fredericqia.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Named after Louis Deveau, the founder of Acadian Seaplants Ltd, Nova Scotia, where this species has been in cultivation since 1988,...
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Extensive basal holdfasts up to 0.3 mm thick and 200 mm in diameter, consisting of several layers of small coalescent cells 5-11 µm in diameter, separated by horizontal discontinuities, and with an upper layer of looser vertical filaments; holdfasts giving rise to numerous erect, compressed, branched gametophytic blades 1-5 mm broad, up to 70 mm in length, with pseudoparenchymatous medulla, subcortex and 2-3-celled cortex; all gametophytes female, spermatangia unknown. Procarps consisting of large auxiliary cell and 3-celled carpogonial branch with sterile lateral cell on basal cell. Cystocarps apomictic, auxiliary cells forming secondary pit connections to neighbouring subcortical and medullary cells, developing radial protuberances that grow into gonimoblast filaments. Mature cystocarps protruding equally on either side of the blade, with multiple carpostomes through the thickened cortex. Tetrasporangial and bisporangial crusts extensive, to 300 mm, consisting of erect filaments and coalescent tissue beneath the original basal layer, forming numerous superficial sori with tetrasporangia or obliquely divided bisporangia, spore release resulting in irregular surface pits; life histories apomictic.
Holotype locality: "Ballyhenry Island, County Down, Northern Ireland (54.392536° N; 5.57712° W)" (Maggs et al. 2013: 285). Holotype: C.A. Maggs; 11 Nov. 1988; BM 00103312. (Maggs et al. 2013: 285). Notes: Isotypes: PC0144058; UNB.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Fredericqia deveauniensis Maggs, L.Le Gall, Mineur, Provan & G.W.Saunders)
Europe: Britain (Maggs et al. 2013), France (Maggs et al. 2013, Anon. 2017), Ireland (Maggs et al. 2013).
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Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.
Created: 02 November 2013 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 02 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Maggs, C.A., Le Gall, L., Mineur, F., Provan, J. & Saunders, G.W. (2013). Fredericqia deveauniensis, gen. et sp. nov. (Phyllophoraceae, Rhodophyta), a new cryptogenic species. Cryptogamie Algologie 34: 273-296.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2019.