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Taxonomy Detail

Family Lithophyllaceae

Lithophyllaceae Athanasiadis, 2016: 212, adnot.

Source: Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Original publication: Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Description:
Thallus upright and branched, or encrusting. Erect axes geniculate or non-geniculate, initially dimerous or pseudomonomerous. Structure multiaxial; cells of contiguous vegetative filaments often united by lateral fusions or secondary pit connections. Trichocytes often present in the cortex. Sporangial conceptacles formed by morphogenesis of cortical filaments interspersed within the fertile disc (COL-type). Spermatangial branches restricted to the floor of the male conceptacles. Otherwise with the characters of the order.

Nomenclatural notes:

"LITHOPHYLLACEAE, fam. nov., including the tribes Amphiroeae, Dermatolitheae, and Lithophylleae."

References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Edyvean, R.G.J., Ford, A.D. & Hardy, F.G. (1983). Population biology and reproduction of Lithophyllum incrustans, (Rhodophyta: Lithophyllaceae) on the north east coast of Britain. British Phycological Journal 18: 202.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 May 2019.

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