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Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Streblocladieae
Genus Melanothamnus

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Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Panama. Habit of bushy tuft. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Panama. Pericentral cell with proximal rhizoid; rhizoid separated from parent cell by distinct cell wall. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Panama. Pericentral cell with proximal rhizoid; rhizoid separated from parent cell by distinct cell wall. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Panama. Apex of erect axis showing hair scar cells. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Panama. Solitary swollen tetrasporangium. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
Panama. Erect axes with tetrasporangia in short spiral series. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

 

Codium mucronatum var. novae-zelandiae J.Agardh

Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee Panama. Pericentral cell with proximal rhizoid; rhizoid separated from parent cell by distinct cell wall
© Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu)

Publication details
Melanothamnus tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs in Díaz-Tapia et al. 2017: 11, table 5

Published in: Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

Publication date: February 2017

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melanothamnus is Melanothamnus somalensis Bornet & Falkenberg.

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

Basionym
Polysiphonia tongatensis Harvey ex Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Tonga ("Friendly Islands") (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 543). Type: W.H. Harvey; L Notes: Holotype: L 4083619 (Díaz-Tapia et al., 2017). Isotype: TCD (Kim & Lee, 1999: 280).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia tongatensis Harvey ex Kützing 1864
Polysiphonia mollis var. tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) Hollenberg 1968
Neosiphonia tongatensis (Harvey ex Kützing) M.-S.Kim & I.K.Lee 1999

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Verified by: 20 January 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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