Acanthopeltis longiramulosa Y.P.Lee & B.S.Kim 2003

Publication Details
Acanthopeltis longiramulosa Y.P.Lee & B.S.Kim 2003: 260, figs 1-23

Published in: Lee, Y. & Kim, B. (2003). New red alga, Acanthopeltis longiramulosa sp. nov. (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) from Jeju Island, Korea. Phycological Research 51(4): 259-265.

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Publication date: December 2003

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Acanthopeltis is Acanthopeltis japonica Okamura.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gelidium longiramulosum (Y.P.Lee & B.S.Kim) G.H.Boo.

Type Information
Rocks in the subtidal zone of Seobseom, Jeju Island, Korea; (Lee & Kim 2003: 260) Holotype: (Lee & Kim 2003: 260)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Plants epilithic, solitary or gregarious, cartilaginous, dark purple, about 5 cm high. Holdfast composed of small discoid hapteron and few short stolons. Erect axes terete, rather rigid, gradually attenuated toward apex, irregularly branched, 1-2 mm in diameter. Branchlets alternately and spirally arranged at short intervals, flattened, leaf-like, amplexicaul at base, obpyriform to lanceolate, with smooth surface, usually wanting in star-like projections, with irregularly dentate margin, 5-30 mm long, 3-6 mm broad. Cortices two to three cell-layered, with globose to ellipsoid cells. Medullae composed of long fusiform cells and long non-cellular endofibers. Plants monoecious. Cystocarps borne in flabellate appendages arising on margin and abaxial surface of ramuli, fusiform, pedicellate, biconvex, divided into two loculi by longitudinal septum, 0.7-1.1 mm long. 0.3-0.5 mm in diameter. Spermatangia borne on flabellate appendages, ovoid to ellipsoid, crosswise divided, 50-60 mm long, 27-40 mm in diameter.

Created: 30 November 2004 by Sandy Lawson.

Last updated: 23 March 2021

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