Tuhinga 5, 1996

Nesophila hoggardii gen.et sp.nov. (Rhizophyllidaceae, Rhodophyta) from the offshore islands of northern New Zealand

W.A. Nelson and N.M. Adams

ABSTRACT: A new genus and species of marine Rhodophyceae, Nesophila hoggardii, is described and assigned to the Rhizophyllidaceae. Thalli consist of flattened, dichotomously branched axes, with acute apices and a prominent axial row of very large cells surrounded by rhizoidal filaments. Irregular zonate tetrasporangia are found in nemathecia. Nesophila hoggardii is found sub tidally around offshore islands of northern New Zealand - the Three Kings, the Poor Knights, Alderman and White Islands.