Book ID: 39580
Volume 084:Necchi,Orlando:Revision of the genus Batrachospermum Roth (Rhodophyta, Batrachospermales) in Brazil. 1989. 270 figs. VI,202 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
The revision of the genus Batrachospermum in Brazil involved the studyof 27 species representative of two subgenera (Acarposporophytum andBatrachospermum).Subgenera Batrachospermum have six sections (Aristatae,Batrachospermum, Contorta, Hybrida, Turficola and Hybrida) representedin Brazil. Sections Batrachospermum, Turficola and Viridia were emended.Five species are new records for Brazil, including two new species, B.densiverticillatum (Section Contorta) and B. longiarticulatum (SectionAristatae). Keys were provided to the subgenera, sections and speciesstudied. A general treatment of altitudinal, latitudinal and seasonaldistributions of Brazilian taxa was included. For each species studiedthe following information was presented: a) reference to the originaldescription, b) basyonym, c) synonyms, d) nomenclatural type, c) typelocality, f) description, accompanied with illustrations (photograph andline-drawings), g) diagnostic features, h) world distribution, i)distribution in Brazil, accompanied with map, j) habitat and associatedspecies, k) seasonality, l) comments concerning taxonomic and/ornomenclatural problems involved, comparison with data in papers basedon Brazilian and foreign material, as well as other relevantinformation.