Balliella richardsii M.J. & C.W.Schneider 2006
Balliella richardsii M.J.Wynne & C.W.Schneider 2006: 47, figs 1-5
Published in: Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2006). Balliella richardsii sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Sultanate of Oman, Arabian Sea. Cryptogamie Algologie 27: 45-52, 5 figs.
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Raaha (=Alto) Bay (16.95116°N, 54.81650°E) east of Mirbat, Dhofar, Sultante of Oman (Wynne & Schneider 2006: 47). Holotype: Glenn Richards 12092001-07-20; 12 September 2001; On coral rubble, sublittoral, 6-8 m. MICH (Wynne & Schneider 2006: 47). Notes: Isotypes: BM, ON, and private herbarium of C.W. Schneider. Holotype is shown in Fig. 1.
"Named for Mr Glenn Richards of Yorkshire, England"
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This is a marine species.
Thallus erect, to 18 mm high; apex of indeterminate axes straight, or slightly sinusoidal; pairs of determinate branches distichously arranged; determinate and indeterminate branches produced in close proximity to adjacent branches, especially in the younger portions; determinate branches arching distally, irregularly re-branched, resulting in a 3-dimensional tuft wrapped around the bearing axis; indeterminate branches usually arising from every second segment of parent axis. Gland cells produced in great abundance, individual gland cells formed adaxially, at first from the more proximal cells of the whorl branchlets and later from essentially any cell of the whorl branchlets; gland cells spherical, up to 6 microns in diameter, borne adaxially. Cortication mostly absent, occasionally with a slight development of cortical filaments from the basal cell of whorl branchlets. Tetrasporangia ovoid, 20-24 x 16-20 microns, 1-several borne adaxially on cell of whorl branchlets, sessile. Sexual thalli not seen.
Created: 10 March 2006 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 May 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2006). Balliella richardsii sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Sultanate of Oman, Arabian Sea. Cryptogamie Algologie 27: 45-52, 5 figs.
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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 July 2021.