Murdoch University Research Repository

Welcome to the Murdoch University Research Repository

The Murdoch University Research Repository is an open access digital collection of research
created by Murdoch University staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Learn more

Heydrichia homalopasta sp. nov. (Sporolithaceae, Rhodophyta) from Australia

Townsend, R.A.ORCID: 0000-0003-0417-2208 and Borowitzka, M.A.ORCID: 0000-0001-6504-4563 (2001) Heydrichia homalopasta sp. nov. (Sporolithaceae, Rhodophyta) from Australia. Botanica Marina, 44 (3). pp. 237-244.

PDF - Published Version
Download (521kB)
Link to Published Version:
*Subscription may be required


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.

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


Downloads per month over past year