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Taxonomy Detail

Family Rhodogorgonaceae

Rhodogorgonaceae S.Fredericq, J.N.Norris & C.Pueschel, 1995: 329, 330.

Type of name: Rhodogorgon

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: RHODOGORGONACEAE S. Fredericq, J.N. Norris, & C. Pueschel

Description:
Thalli of various forms, slippery, compact or loose, with or without a sharp demarcation between assimilatory filaments and rhizoidal filaments. Branching of assimilatory filaments indeterminate and pseudodichotomous, or fasciculate, determinate and pseudotrichotomous. Rhizoidal filaments thin- or thick-walled. Apical cells pigmented and dome-shaped, or inflated and hyaline. Calciferous cells sessile or pedicellate, partly or completely surrounded by calcite husks. Spermatangial parent cells produced in small subterminal clusters. Unfertilised female reproductive structures either 2-celled carpogonial branches, each consisting of elongate hypogynous cells with an enlarged nucleus and carpogonium (Renouxia), or a solitary carpogonium (Rhodogorgon).

Key References
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.

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

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.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 November 2018.

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