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Myrionema corunnae Sauvageau

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drawing of Myrionema corunnae
plurilocular organs from Setchell and Gardner 1922a
Synonyms:
Myrionema corunnae f. acuminatum (Setchell and Gardner) Loiseaux, M. primarium f. acuminatum Setchell et Gardner, M. corunnae f. minutissimum (Setchell and Gardner) Loiseaux, M. minutissimum Setchell et Gardner, M. corunnae f. uniforme Setchell et Gardner, M. corunnae f. angulatum Setchell et Gardner, M. corunnae f. sterile Setchell et Gardner
Illustrations:
Abbott and Hollenberg 1976, p. 159, fig. 123 (habit); Setchell and Gardner 1922a, pl. 33, figs. 6–7 (plurilocular plants); pl. 33, fig. 4 (plurilocular plants), fig. 15 (plurilocular plant), pl. 34, figs. 1, 3 (plurilocular plant), pl. 32, fig. 9 (plurilocular plant) Display references
Pacific Coast Distribution:
Humboldt Co., Calif. (Patrick's Pt.: Dawson 1965a, p. 14; Trinidad Bay: Dawson 1965a, p. 13); Dillon Beach, Marin Co., Calif. (PBA 1739); San Francisco, Calif. (Setchell and Gardner 1922a, p. 340); Carmel Bay, Monterey Peninsula, Calif. (Setchell and Gardner 1922a, p. 340); Shell Beach, San Luis Obispo Co., Calif. (Sparling 1977, p. 31) Display references
Taxonomy:
Loiseaux 1970b, p. 251 Display references
Life History:
microscopic field plants with plurilocular organs bore zooids which recycled the parent morphology through several generations. No sex was observed (Loiseaux 1970b, p. 252) Display references

 
J F M A M J J A S O N D
BRITISH
COLUMBIA
Pl                        
U                        
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COLUMBIA
RIVER
Pl                         Reported for Oregon by Phinney 1977, p. 104, but voucher specimens not seen at OSC. Display references
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S                        
CAPE
ARAGO
Pl          xx           Uncommon, low intertidal and subtidal epiphyte on Laminaria and Palmaria mollis. Dawson 1965a, p. 13. Display references
U                        
S          xx          
CAPE
MENDOCINO
Pl                        
U                        
S                        
POINT
ARENA
Pl      x            x   Rare, epiphytic on Nereocystis. Gardner PBA 1739 (Dillon Beach).
U                        
S                    x  
SAN
FRANCISCO
Pl            xx  xxx Uncommon, subtidal epiphyte forming patches on blades and stipes of Nereocystis, Laminaria, Costaria, Alaria, and other Laminariales. Smith 1944, p. 106. Silva 1979, p. 335. Display references
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S            xx  xxx

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