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Blastophysa rhizopus Reinke 1889

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Ulvophyceae incertae sedis
Family Ulvophyceae familia incertae sedis
Genus Blastophysa


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Blastophysa rhizopus Reinke
Hawaii; vesicular cells and interconnecting flaments; branched filaments are the host cells; scale 40 µm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Blastophysa rhizopus Reinke
Hawaii; green dots on Liagora valida; scale 500 µm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Blastophysa rhizopus Reinke
Florida, USA; vegetative cell. Eric Henry. © Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com).


Blastophysa rhizopus Reinke Florida, USA; vegetative cell
© Eric Henry (eric@reedmariculture.com)

Publication details
Blastophysa rhizopus Reinke 1889: 87, pl. 23

Published in: Reinke, J. (1889). Algenflora der westlichen Ostsee deutschen Antheils. Eine systematisch-pflanzengeographische Studie. Bericht der Kommission zur Wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung der deutschen Meere in Kiel 6: [i-] iii-xi, 1-101, 8 figs, map.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Blastophysa.

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

Type information
Lectotype locality: Kieler Förde, Germany Lectotype: 1889, pl. 23 (epitype) Reinke; (Burrows 1991: 201). Notes: Original illustration in the absence of material.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Blastophysa arrhiza Wille 1891
Blastophysa polymorpha Kjellmann 1897

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

Huisman, J.M. (2015). Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. pp. [i]-viii, 1-320, 56 figs, 14 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Kim, C., Kim, Y.S., Choi, H.G. & Nam, K.W. (2014). New records of three endophytic green algae from Grateloupia spp. (Rhodophyta) in Korea. Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 29(2): 127-136.

Kraft, G.T. (2007). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green algae. pp. [i]-vi, 1-347, 110 text-figs; 11 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: Australian Biological Resources Study & CSIRO Publishing.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, 109 pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 2 Brunalger (Phaeophyceae) og Grønalger (Chlorophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 8: [1]-476, col. figs and distributional maps.

Suárez, A.M., Martínez-Daranas, B. & Alfonso, Y. (2015). Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. pp. [1]-264, 229 figs. La Habana [Havana]: UH [Universidad de La Habana] Editorial.

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Chappell, D.F., Okelly, C.J. & Floyd, G.L. (1991). Flagellar apparatus of the biflagellate zoospores of the enigmatic marine green alga Blastophysa rhizopus. Journal of Phycology 27: 423-428.
Iima, M. & Tatewaki, M. (1987). On the life history and host-specificity of Blastophysa rhizopus (Codiales, Chaetosiphonaceae), an endophytic green alga from Muroran in laboratory cultures. Japanese Journal of Phycology 35: 241-250.
Sears, J.R. (1967). Mitotic waves in the green alga Blastophysa rhizopus as related to coenocytic form. Journal of Phycology 3: 136-139.
Sears, J.R. (1968). Developmental morphology and systematics of the siphonaceous green alga Blastophysa rhizopus. Journal of Phycology 3: 3.

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