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Botryocladia bahamensis Ballantine & Aponte 2002

Publication details
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.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Botryocladia is Botryocladia uvaria (J.A.Murray) Harvey.

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

Type information
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.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
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.

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Key references
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.

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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.

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