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Meredithia kraftii G.W.Saunders & C.W.Schneider 2014

Publication details
Meredithia kraftii G.W.Saunders & C.W.Schneider in C.W.Schneider, G.W.Saunders & C.E.Lane 2014: 179, fig. 6C, D

Published in: Schneider, C.W., Saunders, G.W. & Lane, C.E. (2014). The monospecific genus Meredithia (Kallymeniaceae, Gigartinales) is species rich and geographically widespread with species from temperate Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. Journal of Phycology 50(1): 167-186, 8 figs.
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Publication date: 17 February 2014

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Meredithia is Meredithia microphylla (J.Agardh) J.Agardh.

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

Type information
Type locality: "North Head Gutters, Lord Howe, I., Australia, 31.52439° S, 159.04204° E, depth 15 m on rock." (Schneider, Saunders & Lane 2014: 180). Holotype: November 23, 2010 (epitype) G.W. Saunders, K. Dixon & R. Withall; UNB (Schneider, Saunders & Lane 2014: 180).

Eponomy
"Named for Gerald T. Kraft for his unequalled contributions to our knowledge of the algal flora of Lord Howe Island and his enduring mentorship of GWS."

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Plants forming small spreading clusters of simple, largely prostrate, at times anastomosing, blades. Individual blades stipitate, stipes 1.5-2.0 mm wide and tall, positioned eccentrically; blades typically 1-3 cm in diameter, peltate and round to oval with undulate to crispate margins. Blades 200-275 µm thick in longitudinal section near the margin, composed of a moderately dense filamentous medulla with occasional, darkly staining stellate medullary cells observed throughout the section. Inner cortex of 2-3 cell layers of relatively large isodiametric (cytoplasm in rehydrated material having a stellate appearance) cells forming a distinctive transition to the central medulla; outer cortex (strongly) dorsiventral with 1-2 layers of slightly larger (3-6 µm wide, 5-8 µm tall) versus 2-3 layers of slightly smaller (3-5 µm wide, 5.0-7.5 µm tall) cells on the ventral and dorsal surfaces, respectively. Reproduction not observed. Best identified by comparison to the type COI-5P barcode sequence (GenBank: KC157615).

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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 22 October 2021.

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