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Antarcticothamnion polysporum R.L.Moe & P.C.Silva 1979

Publication details
Antarcticothamnion polysporum R.L.Moe & P.C.Silva 1979: 403, figs 1-16

Published in: Moe, R.L. & Silva, P.C. (1979). Morphological and taxonomic studies on Antarctic Ceramiaceae (Rhodophyceae). I. Antarcticothamnion polysporum gen. et sp. nov.. British Phycological Journal 14: 385-405.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Antarcticothamnion.

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

Type information
Elephant I., South Shetland Islands (Moe & Silva 1979: 403). Holotype: R.L. Moe 130; 15 January 1974; UC 144016 (Moe & Silva 1979: 403).

Synonym(s)
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General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Thallus dull red, flaccid, to 6 cm tall; main axis more or less percurrent, the largest ceils 150× 500 µm. Determinate branches subulate, to 130 µm diam. in middle; indeterminate branches always produced secondarily on main axes. Sporangia to 120 µm diam. at maturity, containing 12-24 spores. Spermatangia subspherical, 4-5 µm diam., containing a distal nucleus and a proximal vacuole. Gonimolohes of different sizes, carposporangia to 50-60 µm diam.

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Key references
Hommersand, M.H., Moe, R.L., Amsler, C.D. & Fredericq, S. (2009). Notes on the systematics and biogeographical relationships of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic Rhodophyta with descriptions of four new genera and five new species. Botanica Marina 52: 509-534, 6 figs.

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Moe, R.L. & Silva, P.C. (1979). Morphological and taxonomic studies on Antarctic Ceramiaceae (Rhodophyceae). I. Antarcticothamnion polysporum gen. et sp. nov.. British Phycological Journal 14: 385-405.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 October 2021.

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