Botryocladia bahamensis & 2002
Botryocladia bahamensis Ballantine & Aponte 2002: 124-128, figs 1-14 (as 'bahamense' )
Published in: Ballantine, D.L. & Aponte, N.E. (2002). Botryocladia bahamense sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Bahamas, western Atlantic. Cryptogamie, Algologie 23: 123-130.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Holotype locality: Lee Stocking Island (Exuma Chain), 23º46'78"N and 76º05'00"W, Bahamas (Ballantine & Aponte 2002: 126). Holotye: D.L. Ballantine 4904; 31 August 1994; 61 m . US Alg. Coll. 198086 (Ballantine & Aponte 2002: 126). Notes: Isotypes: MICH; MSM; US.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Algae 10-25 mm in heigth with axes to 750 microns in diameter, rarely branched; vesicles ovoid in shape, 3.5-7.0 mm long x 2.5-4.0 wide, irregulary radially placed around the axis; vesicle wall of two layers, innermost medullary cells measure to 100 microns broad and 42 microns in height with intermediate medullary cells, 25-35 microns in diameter wedged between; cortical cells surround the edges of the intermediate-sized and large medullary cells in a reticulate pattern, portions of older vesicles may become completely or nearly completely corticated; small cortical outgrowths frequently occur on vesicle surfaces; obovate gland cells borne on larger medullary cells or on supporting cells which project into the vesicular cavity; gland cells produced in clusters of (2) 4 to 6 (8) and measure to 48 microns in length and are to 23 microns in width; tetrasporangia ovate, cruciately divided, to 25 x 56 microns; gametophytes monoecious; mature cystocarps, to 750 microns in diameter with a slightly elongate ostiole, project equally into the vesicle cavity and from the vesicle surface; spermatangial masses elevated from the vesicle surface, spermatia 2.0-2.5 microns x 3.0-4.0 microns.
Afonso-Carrillo, J., Rodriguez-Prieto, C., Boisset, F., Sobrino, C., Tittley, I. & Neto, A.I. (2006). Botryocladia chiajeana and Botryocladia macaronesica sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean and the eastern Atlantic, with a discussion on the closely related genus Irvinea. Phycologia 45: 277-292.
Created: 08 November 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 08 May 2007 by G.M. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 June 2021.