Scinaia huismanii Vroom & I.A.
Scinaia huismanii Vroom & I.A.Abbott Hawai'i
© Peter Vroom (Peter.Vroom@noaa.gov)
Scinaia huismanii Vroom & I.A.Abbott 2004: 446-449, figs 2-14
Published in: Vroom, P.S & Abbott, I.A. (2004). Scinaia huismanii sp. nov. (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta): an addition to the exploration of the marine algae of the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Phycologia 43: 445-454.
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This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Named for John M. Huisman, Australian phycologist.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Thallus erect, up to 7 cm tall, attached by small discoid holdfast; main axes ellipsoidal in cross-section with constrictions commonly occurring around midfrond; branching dichotomous up to 11 times; branches averaging 4-8 mm long between dichotomies, 2-3 mm thick. Structure multiaxial; main axial strand up to 100 mm in diameter, occasionally visible to the unaided eye; pigmented hypodermal cells 5.75-11.5 mm in diameter, in 1-2 layers; epidermal cells (utricles) (4-)5-7-sided in surface view, 11.5-34.5 mm wide and 12.6-20.7 mm long in cross-section. Monoecious, carpogonial branches three-celled, borne on supporting cells occurring three to four cells below epidermis; hypogynous cell often producing one two-celled and one one-celled sterile branch, although hypogynous cells with a third sterile branch up to three cells long frequently occurred. Mature carposporophytes spherical, 185-295 mm in diameter with broad necks. Spermatangia occurring in patches, mature spermatia ranging in size from 2.3 to 5.8 mm in diameter. Tetrasporophytes unknown.
Holotype locality: French Frigate Shoals, south of the western point of La Pérouse Pinnacle, northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Vroom & Abbott 2004: 449). Holotype: Karen Geisler; 14 September 2000; 10 meters depth. BISH 696773 (Vroom & Abbott 2004: 449).
Created: 25 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 10 November 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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Vroom, P.S & Abbott, I.A. (2004). Scinaia huismanii sp. nov. (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta): an addition to the exploration of the marine algae of the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Phycologia 43: 445-454.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2019.