Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 64, No 1 (2007)

On the presence of fertile gametophytes of Padina pavonica (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) from the Iberian coasts

Amelia Gómez Garreta
Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Jordi Rull Lluch
Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

M. Carme Barceló Martí
Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

M. Antonia Ribera Siguan
Laboratori de Botànica, Facultat de Farmàcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain


The gametophytes of Padina pavonica (L.) Thivy have received little attention in literature. Both female and predominantly male monoecious gametophytes of P. pavonica are recorded for the first time in the Iberian Peninsula. A detailed description of the morphology and the disposition of oogonia and antheridia is presented. In addition, a comparison with literature data on this and other Padina species is carried out.


Antheridia;oogonia;reproductive structures;algae

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