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Avrainvillea rotumensis sp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta), a peltate species from the South Pacific

N'Yeurt, Antoine de R. and Littler, D.S. and Littler, M.M. (1996) Avrainvillea rotumensis sp. nov. (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta), a peltate species from the South Pacific. Phycological Research, 44 (2). pp. 81-84. ISSN 1322-0829

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    Abstract

    A new species of Avrainvillea was found on the South Pacific island of Rotuma, Fiji. Avrainvillea rotumensis sp. nov. occurs 1.5-3.0 m deep in a high energy current area of the Hoféa Passage, one of the few openings in the fringing reef that surrounds the island. The distinctive peltate growth habit of A. rotumensis is unique for the genus and facilitates quick and accurate field identification. The peltate blade (7–9 cm in diameter at maturity) is unusually thick (34 mm) tapering toward a short (up to 6 cm in length), thick (1.5-2.0 cm in diameter) stipe.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
    Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 1996 10:40
    Last Modified: 11 Sep 2014 11:20
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5280
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