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Phacelocarpus neurymenioides sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Phacelocarpaceae): a new marine alga from Fiji

De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Keats, D.W. and Norris, R.E. (1995) Phacelocarpus neurymenioides sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Phacelocarpaceae): a new marine alga from Fiji. Botanica Marina, 38 (4). pp. 339-346. ISSN 0006-8055

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    Abstract

    A new species of the gigartinalean red algal genus Phacelocarpus, of the monogeneric family Phacelocarpaceae, is reported and described for the first time from Fiji, South Pacific. Phacelocarpus neurymenioides differs from other members of the genus in having a fairly broad blade (up to 9 mm wide) with indeterminate branches irregularly placed on the midrib with determinate ramuli forming the alae terminating in serrations less than ten percent of the blade width, and stalked nemathecia borne on the center of the midrib. In its vegetative morphology, P. neurymenioides bears a remarkable ressemblence to the genus Neurymenia, with which it may occur in nature.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiji, algae, Rhodophyta, new species, Phacelocarpus
    Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
    Q Science > QK Botany
    Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 16:30
    Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 16:30
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7594
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