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Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh 1887

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Udoteaceae
Genus Chlorodesmis

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Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
Hawaii; sontinuous siphons showing constrictions (arrows); scale 300 µm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
Hawaii; scale 300 µm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
Panama. Habit. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
Panama. Siphon with internal crystals. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
Panama. Longitudinal section of siphon wall. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
Panama. Siphons without cross walls. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
Panama. Siphons pinched at dichotomy. D.S. Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. 15 Aug 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
© ABC Taxa (eric.coppejans@ugent.be).

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Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh
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Publication details
Chlorodesmis caespitosa J.Agardh 1887: 49

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1887). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Femte afdelningen.). Acta Universitatis Lundensis 23(2): 1-174, 5 plates.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chlorodesmis is Chlorodesmis comosa Harvey & Bailey.

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

Type information
Type locality: Colombo, Sri Lanka (Silva & al. 1996: 879). (Coppejans & al. 2001: 420).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing in patches or tufts, caespitose (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Avrainvillea caespitosa (J.Agardh) G.Murray & Boodle 1889
Rhipidodesmis caespitosa (J.Agardh) A.Gepp & E.Gepp 1911

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chlorodesmis formosana Yamada 1925

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

Kooistra, W.H.C.F. (2002). Molecular phylogenies of Udoteaceae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) reveal nonmonophyly for Udotea, Penicillus and Chlorodesmis. Phycologia 41: 453-462.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

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