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Martensia jejuensis Y.Lee 2004

Publication details
Martensia jejuensis Y.Lee 2004: 256, figs 2-21

Published in: Lee, Y. (2004). Two new species of Martensia (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) from Jeju Island, Korea. Phycological Research 52(3): 255-265.
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Publication date: September 2004

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Martensia is Martensia elegans Hering.

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

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Capraella fragilis (Harvey) J.De Toni 1936
Mesotrema fragilis (Harvey) Papenfuss 1942
Hemitrema fragilis (Harvey) E.Y.Dawson 1957
Martensia bibarii Y.Lee 2004
Martensia projecta Y.Lee 2005
Martensia palmata Y.Lee 2005

Distributional notes
Plants are epiphytic on other algae and associated with other species of Martensia in a large community on the rocks adjacent to sand in 6-8 m deep subtidal region.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Thalli are epiphytic, consisting of an initial blade and linear axes bearing flabellate bladelets, yellowish brown, and 6-25 cm high. Initial blades are membranous, attached to the substratum by a mass of rhizoids, flabellate to cuneiform, 4-5 cell layered, 100-150 µm thick. Linear axes are derived from the upper part of longitudinal lamellae, bearing bladelets laterally or terminally. The latgticework is organized with coarse meshes of longitudinal lamellae and cross-connecting strands, with a narrow leading margin. Leading margins of latticework produce the spine-like or flabellate projections at some intervals, are usually broken off, 150-300 µm broad. Tetrasporangia are borne on blades, linear axes, and longitudinal lamellae, covered with a single cell-layered envelope, usually in groups in a common envelope, globose, tetrahedrally divided, 100-150 µm in diameter. Male and female reproductive structures are unknown. Emend. S.-M. Lin, W.-C. Yang, Huisman, De Clerck & W.J. Lee (2013: 186).

Rocks adjacent to sand in 6-8 m deep subtidal region.

Type information
Type locality: Jongdal, Jeju Island, Korea (Lee 2004: 256). Holotype (tetrasporophyte): 3rd August, 2000; Epiphytic on other algae and associated with other species of Martensia on rocks adjacent to sand in 6-8 m deep subtidal region. CNU (Herb. Dept. Biol., Cheju Natl. Univ.) LYP-1586 (Lee 2004: 256, fig. 2).

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Key references
Kang, J.C., Yang, M.Y., Lin, S.-M. & Kim, M.S. (2015). Reappraisal of nine species of Martensia (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) reported from Korea based on morphology and molecular analyses. Botanica Marina 58(3): 151-166.

Lin, S.-M., Yang, W.-C., Huisman, J., De Clerck, O. & Lee, W.J. (2013). Molecular phylogeny of the widespread Martensia fragilis complex (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Indo-Pacific region reveals three new species of Martensia from Taiwan. European Journal of Phycology 48(2): 173-187.

Nam, K.W. & Kang, P.J. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 7 Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae: Ceramiales: Delesseriaceae: 22 genera including Acrosorium. pp. [1-4], 1-129, figs 1-98. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

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