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Verosphacela silvae Alongi, Cormaci & G.Furnari 2007

Publication details
Verosphacela silvae Alongi, Cormaci & G.Furnari 2007: 43, figs 2-13

Published in: Alongi, G., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2007). Verosphacela silvae sp. nov. (Onslowiaceae, Phaeophyceae) from the Mediterranean Sea. Phycological Research 55: 42-46.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Verosphacela is Verosphacela ebrachia E.C.Henry.

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

Type information
Type locality: Grotta Racina (38°33'24.80"N;14°48'06.02"E), Salina Island, Aeolian Islands, Italy (Alongi, Cormaci & Furnari 2007: 43). Holotype: 25 m depth: on a thallus of Peyssonnelia rubra (Greville) J. Agardh. CAT 2671 (Alongi, Cormaci & Furnari 2007: CAT 2671).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Coppejans (1983: pl. 87) illustrated propagules that he attributed to an undescribed species of Sphacelaria named %u201CSphacelaria papilioniformis sp. nov. ined.%u201D (nomen nudum). Cormaci et al. (2012: 406) believe that this is probably an undescribed species of Verosphacela. - (27 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Thalli consisting of loosely matted horizontal filaments living on the lower face of a supporting algal species from which erect branched filaments up to 1.5 mm high and up to 25 µm in diameter arise and grow upright after passing through the thallus of the supporting species. Both horizontal and erect filaments, growing by apical cells, with 1-2 longitudinal divisions of subapical cells, more frequent in the erect ones, and no secondary transverse divisions. Erect filaments frequently terminating with true phaeophycean hairs. Propagules with seven cells ovoid to pyriform with neither apical cells nor arms. Zoidangia borne at the apex of erect laterals.

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Key references
Coppejans, E. (1983). Iconographie d'algues Méditerranées. Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta, Rhodophyta. Bibliotheca Phycologica 63: 1-28, 367 pls.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Catra, M., Alongi, G. & Giaccone, G. (2012). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Phaeophyceae. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia 45: 1-508.

Created: 06 March 2007 by M.D. Guiry

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Alongi, G., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2007). Verosphacela silvae sp. nov. (Onslowiaceae, Phaeophyceae) from the Mediterranean Sea. Phycological Research 55: 42-46.

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