Orlando Necchi Júnior; Morgan L. Vis:

Monograph of the genus Kumanoa (Rhodophyta, Batrachospermales)

2012. 79 pages, 26 plates, 14x23cm, 200 g
Language: English

(Bibliotheca Phycologica, Band 116)

ISBN 978-3-443-60043-3, paperback, price: 59.00 €

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Batrachospermales section contorta freshwater rhodophyta kumanoa kumanoa amazonensis rbcL dichotomous key


Synopsis top ↑

Kumanoa is a primarily subtropical freshwater red algal genus occurring in biomes in North America, South America, Asia, Australasia and Oceania. A few taxa also inhabit temperate regions of North America and Europe.

This revision provides the most up-to-date information on all 35 recognized species of Kumanoa.

Kumanoa was recently established for species previously assigned to Batrachospermum sections Hybrida and Contorta. For each described species, the authors provide nomenclatural information, a detailed description and diagnosis, including distinguishing characteristics and distribution records (including the specimens examined for this book). Pertinent taxonomic, molecular and morphological data are reviewed and discussed. A dichotomous key and careful photographic documentation of key diagnostic features provide help in identifying these species.

This monograph is of relevance for anyone wishing to identify these organisms from any part of the world. The included key should be most helpful in identifying Kumanoa species and distinguishing them from others.

Table of Contents top ↑

Abstract 4
Introduction 4
Materials and methods 6
Materials 6
Morphological and morphometric analysis 6
Molecular analysis 6
Taxonomic treatment 7
Molecular analysis 7
Taxonomic treatment 9
Description of the genus 9
Key for identification of Kumanoa species 10
Species descriptions 12
Doubtful species 73
Acknowledgements 74
References 75
Index of taxa 79