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

Publication Details
Meredithia guiryorum G.W.Saunders & C.W.Schneider 2014: 179, fig. 6A, B

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.

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
"North Head Gutters, Lord Howe, I., Australia, 31.52439° S, 159.04204° E, depth 15 m on rock."; (Schneider, Saunders & Lane 2014: 179)G.W. Saunders, K. DIxon and R. Withall; November 23, 2010; UNB; (Schneider, Saunders & Lane 2014: 179)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Plants in small clusters of simple blades. Individuals stipitate, stipes ~0.5-1.0 mm wide and 1-2 mm tall; blades non-peltate, irregular in outline, typically taller than wide 1.0-2.5 cm in diameter, not anastomosing(?). Blades 200-270 µm thick in longitudinal section near the margin, composed of a moderately dense filamentous medulla with common, darkly staining stellate medullary cells observed throughout the section. Inner cortex of 2-3 cell layers, outer cortex dorsiventral with 1-2 layers of slightly larger (4-5 µm wide, 5.0-7.5 µm tall) versus 2-3 layers of slightly smaller (2.5-5.0 µm wide, 5-6 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: KC157616).

Created: 17 February 2014 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 22 February 2014

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 February 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 29 November 2022

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