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Phycopeltis arundinacea (Montagne) De Toni 1889

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Trentepohliales
Family Trentepohliaceae
Genus Phycopeltis


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Phycopeltis arundinacea (Montagne) De Toni
Moycullen Woods, Co. Galway, Ireland; on Hedra helix (Ivy) leaves; to about 1 mm in diam. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Phycopeltis arundinacea (Montagne) De Toni
Moycullen Woods, Co. Galway, Ireland; on ivy leaf. 15 Apr 2009. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

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Phycopeltis arundinacea (Montagne) De Toni Phycopeltis arundinacea. Muckross House and Gardens, Killarney National Park"
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Publication details
Phycopeltis arundinacea (Montagne) De Toni 1889: 15

Published in: De Toni, G.B. (1889). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. I. Chlorophyceae. pp. [3]-12, [i]-cxxxix, 1-1315. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
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Publication date: 25 July 1889

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phycopeltis is Phycopeltis epiphyton Millardet.

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

Phyllactidium arundinaceum Montagne

Type information
Type locality: Culmis arundinaceis adnatum in paludosis lacus El-Hout, prope La Calle [El-Hout Lake, Algeria] (Montagne 1846: 156). Lectotype: Durieu De Maisonneuve; epiphytic on reeds. PC Herbarium Montagne; MA12106 Notes: "Probable type" shown at PC site

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Phyllactidium arundinaceum Montagne 1846

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chromopeltis radians Reinsch 1875

Nomenclatural notes
Combination proposed by De Toni on 25 July 1889 and by Hariot (Journal de Botanique, vol. 3: 288) on 1 September 1889 (fide Index Nominum Algarum).

Taxonomic notes
"Apart from tropical ecosystems P. arundinacea was found also in temperate regions with cold and wet climate without frosts [Ireland (Scannel 1978, Rindi & Guiry 2002)]. However, their observations differ from tropical specimens depicted in Thompson & Wujek (1997) mainly in cell dimensions, W:L ratio of the vegetative cells and structure of the sporangiophore. Rindi & Guiry (2002) found the sporangiatelaterals growing up always directly from vegetative cells. No stalk cells were observed. On the other [hand], Thompson & Wujek ( 1997) found sporangiophores up to several cells on their material. Our specimens correspond ... with Thompson & Wujek's observations. Thus, the splitting of tropical and temperate populations classified recently into P. arundinacea in two separate species is possible in the future." (Neustupa 2003: 492). Additionally, Montagne originally described this species as growing epiphytically on reeds, suggesting perhaps a third species. - (2 Sep 2016) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
In damp, shaded habitats where high humidity and shelter from direct sunlight occur for most of the time; most common in woodlands and north-facing sides of ditches. In these environments it forms orange patches on leaves of angiosperms (Hedera, Rubus, Ilex, Buxus, Laurus, Myrtus) and ferns (Asplenium, Blechnum, Ceterach, Dryopteris, Phyllitis, Pteridium). - (20 Mar 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

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Key references
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]

Huan Zhu, Zhijuan Zhao, Shuang Xia, Zhengyu Hu & Guoxiang Liu (2015). Morphological examination and phylogenetic analyses of Phycopeltis spp. (Trentepohliales, Ulvophyceae) from Tropical China. PLoS One 10(2): 1-19.

Neustupa, J. (2003). The genus Phycopeltis (Trentepohliales, Chlorophyta) from tropical Southeast Asia. Nova Hedwigia 76(3-4): 487-505.

Printz, H. (1939). Vorarbeiten zu einer Monographie der Trentepohliaceen. Nytt Magasin for Naturvitenskapene 80: 10-209, 31 figs.

Rindi, F. & Guiry, M.D. (2002). The genus Phycopeltis (Trentepohliaceae, Chlorophyta) in Ireland: a taxonomic and distributional reassessment. Phycologia 41: 421-431.

Rindi, F. & López-Bautista, J.M. (2008). Diversity and ecology of Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta) in French Guiana. Cryptogamie, Algologie 29(1): 13-43.

Rindi, F. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Trentepohliales. 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. 570-574. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Thompson, R.H. & Wujek, D.E. (1997). Trentepohliales: Cephaleuros, Phycopeltis and Stomatochroon. Morphology, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [i-vii] viii-x, [1]-149, 60 pls. Enfield, New Hampshire: Science Publishers, Inc.

Škaloud, P., Rindi, F., Boedeker, C. & Leliaert, F. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater flora of central Europe. Bd 13. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae (Krienitz, L. ed.). pp. [i]-vii, [1]-288, 182 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

Created: 12 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 24 July 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Scannell, M.J.P. (1978). Phycopeltis arundinacea Mont. en Europe. Revue Algologique, Nouvelle Serie 13: 41-42.

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