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Cladophora mamillata (Cladophorophyceae, Chlorophyta): a little-known algal species from New Caledonia

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Abstract:

Valonia cladophora Kützing was described from New Caledonia in the 1860s, on the basis of a single specimen, but has not since been observed or studied. Preliminary observations of the type specimen led to its transfer to the genus Cladophora and because of ICBN regulations the species required a new name, C. mamillata Leliaert in Millar & Prud'homme van Reine. In this paper, a detailed description of this poorly known taxon is provided. Cladophora mamillata is characterized by mamillate elevations on the cross-walls, a unique feature in the genus. Morphologically, C. mamillata falls into the Cladophora section Aegagropila, where it closely resembles C. catenata (Linnaeus) Kützing, a widespread species in the Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Keywords: CLADOPHORA CATENATA; CLADOPHORA MAMILLATA; NEW CALEDONIA; PACIFIC OCEAN; VALONIA CLADOPHORA; VIEILLARD

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: June 1, 2006

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  • The Belgian Journal of Botany (now known as Plant Ecology and Evolution) is an international journal open to all fields of plant sciences. Please note, however, that papers restricted to purely nomenclatural matters or to floristical data of only local interest will not be accepted. The Journal appears in one volume of two issues per year. It publishes reviews, original research papers, short notes, letters to the editor, and book reviews. Click here for current issues of this journal
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