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Heydrichia homalopastasp. nov. (Sporolithaceae, Rhodophyta) from Australia

Townsend, R.A. and Borowitzka, M.A. (2001) Heydrichia homalopastasp. nov. (Sporolithaceae, Rhodophyta) from Australia. Botanica Marina, 44 (3). pp. 237-244.

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    Heydrichia homalopasta sp. nov. is described from the east coast of Australia. The new species lacks the prominent pit plug caps found in the two South African species Heydrichia woelkerlingii Townsend, Keats et Chamberlain and Heydrichia groeneri Keats et Chamberlain. In habit, H. homalopasta grows as a thin crust (to 1 mm thick), similar to H. groeneri, but differing from the massive crusts (to 15 mm thick) found in H. woelkerlingii. The tetrasporangial nemathecia of H. homalopasta are single sporangial complexes whereas those of the South African species are composed of numerous sporangial complexes.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
    Publisher: de Gruyter
    Copyright: (c) 2001 by Walter de Gruyter
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