Yamadaella grassyi Popolizio, C.W.Schneider & C.E.Lane 2015
Yamadaella grassyi Popolizio, C.W.Schneider & C.E.Lane 2015: 652, 653, fig. 4 F-K
Published in: Popolizio, T.R., Schneider, C.W. & Lane, C.E. (2015). A molecular evaluation of the Liagoraceae sensu lato (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) in Bermuda including Liagora nesophila sp. nov. and Yamadaella grassyi sp. nov. Journal of Phycology 51(4): 637-658.
Publication date: 2015
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Holotyoe locality: Doe Bay Cove, Paget, south shore Bermuda I., Bermuda, western Atlantic Ocean, 32°17'21.7"N, 64°45'30.4"W (Popolizio & al. 2015: 653). Holotype (fertile): June 18, 2012; on intertidal rock. MICH BDA 1184 (=T.R. Popolizio 12-74-1) (Popolizio & al. 2015: 653, fig. 4f). Notes: GenBank KR005300. Isotypes: KIRI, NY, US and CWS's herbarium; GenBank KR005291, KR005298.
"Named for Roger “Grassy” Simmons whose local expertise, support and friendship were invaluable during the first author’s field collection year in Bermuda, and who introduced her to the site where this species was first discovered."
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This is a marine species.
Plants typically appearing as small, hemispherical, brownish-rose clumps across areas of intertidal rock, usually in areas of considerable surf, to 5.0 cm high and 7.5 cm wide. Axes mostly uniform, to 1 mm diam. with moderate to heavy calcification. Branching dichotomous with annular constrictions obvious in the upper portions of the branches. Cortical fascicles composed of 3-5-times dichotomously branched filaments, overall to 240 ?m in length. Apical cortical cells swollen, obpyriform to clavate, 15-21 µm long and 9-12 µm diam., some with apical hairs. Gametophytes dioecious, spermatangia obovate, 2-3 µm diam., formed from stalk cells on the subapical cells of the cortical filaments, either singly or in pairs. Carpogonial branches 3-celled, 65-85 µm long, borne distally on supporting cortical cells. Carpogonial branch cells elongate to ellipsoidal, 7.5-16.5 ?m diam. with basal cells only slightly longer than central cells. Post-fertilization fusion present. Carpogonia narrowly conical, first divisions lateral; fertilized carpogonia issuing opposite gonimoblast initials at distal ends. Involucral filaments not produced. Single, terminal, undivided, elongate-ellipsoid to obovoid carposporangia, 6-14 µm diam. and 19-26 µm long.
Created: 25 September 2015 by G.M. Guiry
Verified by: 29 September 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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Popolizio, T.R., Schneider, C.W. & Lane, C.E. (2015). A molecular evaluation of the Liagoraceae sensu lato (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) in Bermuda including Liagora nesophila sp. nov. and Yamadaella grassyi sp. nov. Journal of Phycology 51(4): 637-658.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 June 2021.