First record of Osmundea oederi (Gunnerus) G. Furnari comb. nov. (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean Sea

Donatella SERIO, Antonnella PETROCELLI, Mario CORMACI, Ester CECERE & Giovanni FURNARI

en Cryptogamie, Algologie 29 (2) - Pages 119-127

Published on 30 May 2008

The first documented occurrence of Osmundea oederi (Gunnerus) G. Furnari comb. nov. in the Mediterranean Sea is reported from the Gulf of Taranto (Italy). A comparison with the morphologically similar species O. truncata and other species of Osmundea with compressed thalli and secondary pit-connections between epidermal cells occurring in the Mediterranean Sea, is presented. The conspecificity of the Caribbean Laurencia bolivarii with O. oederi is also proposed.

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