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"Genus Beania

 

(Det nomen Dom. Gulielmus Bean, zoophytorum investigator peritissimus.)

 

Char. Polyparium phytoïdeum, filiforme, repens,corneum; surculis tubulosis, diffuse ramosis, vesiculiferis. Vesiculаe singulatim sparsаe, erectae, magnae, ovatx, uno latere spinosze. Polypi ignoti.

 

Polypidom confervoid, horny, the shoots creeping, filiform, tubular, irregularly divided; the cells very large, sessile, erect, scattered and solitary, ovate with a double spinous keel on one side. Polypes unknown." (Johnston, 1840:272)

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Source: Antarctic Invertebrates Website (NMNH)

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