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Taxonomy Detail

Order Rhodogorgonales

Rhodogorgonales S.Fredericq, J.N.Norris & C.Pueschel, 1995: 330.

Type of name: Rhodogorgonaceae

Source: Kamiya, M., Lindstrom, S.C., Nakayama, T., Yokoyama, A., Lin, S.-M., Guiry, M.D., Gurgel, F.D.G., Huisman, J.M., Kitayama, T., Suzuki, M., Cho, T.O. & Frey, W. (2017). Rhodophyta. In: Syllabus of Plant Families, 13th ed. Part 2/2 Photoautotrophic eukaryotic Algae. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. [i]-xii, [1]-171. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.

Original publication: Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (1995). A new order (Rhodogorgonales) and family (Rhodogorgonaceae) of red algae composed of two tropical calciferous genera, Renouxia gen. nov. and Rhodogorgon. Cryptogamic Botany 4: 316-331.

Authority notes: RHODOGORGONALES S. Fredericq, J.N. Norris, & C. Pueschel

Defined meristem absent; thalli not differentiated into typical cortex and medulla, but composed of interconnected assimilatory filaments bearing rhizoidal filaments. Localised calcite husks surrounding specialised thin-walled calciferous cells. Rhizoidal filaments septate, occasionally developing from calciferous cells. Pit plugs with 2 cap layers; outer layer an enlarged dome. Vegetative cells uninucleate; secondary pit connections absent. Carpogonia or carpogonial branch initials sessile, or transformed terminal cells of secondary filaments. Carpogonial branches 2-celled. Carpogonia with a straight trichogyne. Auxiliary cells and connecting filaments absent. Gonimoblast initials formed directly by a fertilised carpogonium; gonimoblast filaments diffusely branched, ramifying unilaterally among assimilatory filaments and rhizoidal filaments without establishing fusions. Terminal cells of rhizoidal filaments facultatively fusing with intercalary gonimoblast cells, from which additional gonimoblast filaments are initiated, or these stages currently unknown [after Fredericq & Norris (1995)].

Key References
Nelson, W.A., Sutherland, J.E., Farr, T.J., Hart, D.R., Neill, K.F., Kim, H.J. & Yoon, H.S. (2015). Multi-gene phylogenetic analyses of New Zealand coralline algae: Corallinapetra novaezealndiae gen. et sp. nov. and recognition of the Hapalidiales ord. nov.. Journal of Phycology 51(3): 454-468.

Fredericq, S. & Norris, J.N. (1995). A new order (Rhodogorgonales) and family (Rhodogorgonaceae) of red algae composed of two tropical calciferous genera, Renouxia gen. nov. and Rhodogorgon. Cryptogamic Botany 4: 316-331.

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

Liao, L.M. & Aungtonya, C. (2000). Note on Renouxia antillana (Rhodophyta, Rhodogorgonales), a new addition to the marine flora of Thailand. Phuket Marine Biology Center Research Bulletin 63: 77-80.

Vera, B., Gómez, S., Peñaherrera, C. & Brito, A. (2006). Rhodogorgon ramosissima J.N.Norris & Bucher (Rhodogorgonales, Rhodogorgonaceae, Rhodophyta), registro nuevo para la costa Venezolana. Acta Botanica Venezuelica 29(2): 263-268, 2 figs.

West, J.A., Zuccarello, G.C., Loiseaux de Goër, S., Stavrias, L.A. & Verbruggen. H. (2016). Rhodenigma contortum, an obscure new genus and species of Rhodogorgonales (Rhodophyta) from Western Australia. Journal of Phycology 52(3): 397-403, 3 figs.

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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 18 April 2019.

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