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Rhipilia penicilloides sp. nov. (Udoteaceae, Chlorophyta) from Fij

De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Keats, D.W. (1997) Rhipilia penicilloides sp. nov. (Udoteaceae, Chlorophyta) from Fij. Phycologia, 36 (2). pp. 172-178. ISSN 0031-8884

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Rhipilia penicilloides sp. nov. (Udoteaceae, Chlorophyta) is described from the Fiji Islands, South Pacific. Adult thalli are characterized by a penicilloid capitulum of free, dichotomously branched siphons and an elongated corticated stipe arising from a multisiphonous rhizome-like mat or stolon, whereas juvenile stages possess an infundibular capitulum held together by abundant lateral tenaculiferous branchlets. The generic placement of the new species is debatable owing to its close affinities to both the genera Chlorodesmis and Rhipilia, but present evidence favors the latter.

Item Type: Journal Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Algae, Fiji, new species, Chlorophyceae, Rhipilia, taxonomy
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 04:20
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 04:20

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