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Taxonomy Detail

Family Acrosymphytaceae

Acrosymphytaceae S.C.Lindstrom, 1987: 52.

Type of name: Acrosymphyton Sjöstedt 1926

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: Lindstrom, S.C. (1987). Acrosymphytaceae, a new family in the order Gigartinales sensu lato (Rhodophyta). Taxon 36: 50-53.

Authority notes: ACROSYMPHYTACEAE S.C. Lindstrom

Thallus (gametophyte) erect, mucilaginous, radially or irregularly branched. Structure uniaxial, with whorls of 4 or 5 lateral branches from each axial cell, these later supplemented by additional branches. Spermatangia in terminal clusters. Auxiliary cells terminal in simple, occasionally compound or sparsely branched filaments composed of 4 or more cells; a single gonimoblast initial produced following diploidisation, most cells ultimately converting to carposporangia. Life history triphasic, with heteromorphic gametophytes and tetrasporophytes, the latter, where known, having a loose or compact crustose morphology

Nomenclatural notes:

Included in the Cryptonemiales F.Schmitz (1892: 21) by Athanasiadis (2016: 582).

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

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

Lindstrom, S.C. (1987). Acrosymphytaceae, a new family in the order Gigartinales sensu lato (Rhodophyta). Taxon 36: 50-53.

Yeh, W.-J. & Yeh, C.C. (2008). Schimmelmannia formosana (Acrosymphytaceae, Rhodophyta) from Taiwan. Phycologia 47: 337-345.

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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 19 April 2019.

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