Dudresnaya abbottiae Afonso-Carrillo & Tabares 2004
Dudresnaya abbottiae Afonso-Carrillo & Tabares 2004: 277, figs 1-27
Published in: Afonso-Carrillo, J. & Tabares, N. (2004). Dudresnaya abbottiae sp. nov. (Dumontiaceae), a new gelatinous ephemeral spring-annual red alga from the Canary Islands. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 275-290.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Dudresnaya is Dudresnaya coccinea (C.Agardh) P.Crouan & H.Crouan.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Holotype locality: Agua Dulce, Los Abrigos, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Afonso-Carrillo & Tabares 2004: 277). Holotype: J. Afonso-Carrillo, M. Sanson, J. Reyes, N. Tabares & M.J. Martin; 27 May 1994; 3 m depth. TFC Phyc 8836 (Afonso-Carrillo & Tabares 2004: 277). Notes: Holotype: Female gametophyte. Isotype: TFC Phyc 8835; male gametophyte; 3 m depth, Agua Dulce, Los Abrigos, Tenerife, 27 May 1994; same collectors as for holotype.
Named for Isabella Abbott, Hawaiian phycologist.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Plants saxicolous, erect, to 13 cm in height, axes gelatinous, terete, to 5 mm in diameter, irregularly radially branched to five orders, non annulate. Axial cells without crystals. Rhizoidal filaments to 20 microns in diameter, producing terminal adventitious cortical fascicles. Cortical fascicles flexuous, subalternately and dichotomously branched; outer cortical cells cylindrical. Gametophytes dioecious. Spermatangia forming dense paniculate clusters on terminal or subterminal cortical cells. Carpogonial and auxiliary-cell distinct filaments without a thick mucilage coat. Generative auxiliary cell distinct by shape and size before fusion with connecting filament. Cystocarps subsphaerical, loosely constructed, to 240 microns in diameter, not cleft, Carposporangia obovoid, 14-24 microns in diameter. Tetrasporophytes unknown.
Grows on cobbles lacking perennial vegetation at depths of 3-7 m. It is a spring annual in areas of moderate water movement and is probably subject to sand abrasion during storm periods.
Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Created: 30 January 2005 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 07 February 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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Afonso-Carrillo, J. & Tabares, N. (2004). Dudresnaya abbottiae sp. nov. (Dumontiaceae), a new gelatinous ephemeral spring-annual red alga from the Canary Islands. Cryptogamie Algologie 25: 275-290.
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