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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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    Abstract

    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 16:20
    Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 16:20
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7595
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