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Botrydium granulatum (Linnaeus) Greville 1830

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Xanthophyceae
Order Botrydiales
Family Botrydiaceae
Genus Botrydium


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Botrydium granulatum (Linnaeus) Greville
upper saltmarsh, Spain, Galicia, Lugo, Ría de Foz, 2003. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).

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Botrydium granulatum (Linnaeus) Greville Spores at high magnification. Drawdown zone, Pitsford Water SSSI, Northamptonshire, UK.
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Publication details
Botrydium granulatum (Linnaeus) Greville 1830: lxix

Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
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Publication date: Feb.-March 1830

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Botrydium is Botrydium argillaceum Wallroth.

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

Ulva granulata Linnaeus

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), granulate (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva granulata Linnaeus 1753
Linckia granulata (Linnaeus) Wiggers 1780
Hydrogastrum granulatum (Linnaeus) Desvaux 1818

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva radicata Retzius 1769
Tremella globulosa Hedwig 1798
Vaucheria radicata (Retzius) C.Agardh 1811
Botrydium argillaceum Wallroth 1815
Rhizococcum crepitans Desmazières 1831
Botrydium rupestre Opiz 1852
Botrydium vulgare Pascher 1925

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

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Key references
Dillard, G.E. (2007). Freshwater algae of the southeastern United States Part 8. Chrysophyceae, Xanthophyceae, Cryptophyceae and Dinophyceae. Bibliotheca Phycologica 112: [i-vi], 1-127, 22 pls.

Ettl, H. (1978). Xanthophyceae. In: Süsswasserflora von Mitteleurope. Begründer von A. Pascher. Band 3, Teil 1. (Ettl, H., Gerloff, J & Heynig, H. Eds), pp. [i]-xiv, [1]-530. Jena: VEB Gustav Fischer Verlag.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Huxley, R. & Pentecost, A. (2002). Order Oedogoniales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 409-432. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Johnson, L.R. (2011). Phylum Xanthophyta (Tribophyta) (Yellow-green algae). Orders Botrydiales, Mischococcales, Rhizochloridales, Tribonematales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 318-335. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pascher, A. (1939). Heterokonten. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds) Vol. 11 Teil 6, pp. 833-1092, [iii-x]. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft.

Wang Quanxi [Wang, Q.X.] (2018). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus XI Xanthophyta. pp. [1-6] i-xvii, 1-129 [130], 99 figs. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

Zarina, A., Masud-ul-Hasan & Shameel, M. (2005). Taxonomic study of Vaucheriophyta Shameel from certain areas of the Punjab and NWFP, Pakistan. Int. J. Phycol. Phycochem. 1(2): 159-166.

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Calvo, S. & I. Bárbara (2001). Botrydium granulatum Greville (Xanthophyceae, Botrydiales) en Galicia. Anales Jardín Botánico de Madrid 58(2): 351-352, 1 fig.. [in Spanish]
Gil-Rodriguez, M.C., Losada-Lima, A. & Moro Abad, L. (2003). Botrydium granulatum ( Linnaeus) Greville, primera cita del género en las islas Canarias. Algas Número especial 23-24: .
Janet, C. (1918). Sur le Botrydium granulatum??. : .
Mercer, E.I., London, R.A., Kent, I.S.A. & Taylor, A.J. (1974). Sterols, sterol esters and fatty acids of Botrydium granulatum, Tribonema aequale and Monodus subterraneus. Phytochemistry 13: 845-852.
Mitchell, M.E. (1969). A note on Botrydium Granulatum (L.) Grev. in Ireland. The Irish Naturalists' Journal 16: 245.
Moewus, F. (1940). Über die Sexualität von Botrydium granulatum. Biol. Zentral. 60: 484-498.
Randhawa, M.S. (1940). A note on a club shaped variety of Botrydium granulatum (L.) Grev. var. clavaeformis var. nov. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, Section B 11: 222-224.
Rosenberg, M. (1930). Die geschlechtliche Fortpflanzung von Botrydium granulatum Grev.. Österr. Bot. Zeit. 79: 289-296.
Tell, G. (1970). Contribucion al conocimiento de las algas del Suelo Bonaerense I. Botrydium granulatum y B. tuberosum. Darwiniana 16: 139-143.

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