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Taxonomy Detail

Family Udoteaceae

Udoteaceae J.Agardh, 1887: 12.

Source: Silva, P.C. (1980). Names of classes and families of living algae: with special reference to their use in the Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Regnum Vegetabile 103: 1-156.

Original publication: Agardh, J.G. (1887). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Femte afdelningen.). Acta Universitatis Lundensis 23(2): 1-174, 5 plates.

Authority notes: Conservation of this name as proposed by Silva (1980: 41) is no longer necessary under the ICN.

Taxonomic notes:

Curtis et al. (2008) question the placement of Avrainvillea and Cladcephalus in the family Udoteaceae. They note that there is strong support to suggest that most members of the Udotaceae are more closely related to the Caulerpaceae than to the Avrainvillea-Cladocephalus- Dichotomosiphon clade and that furthermore, this clade is aligned basally within the suborder Halimedineae, so it may be more appropriate to consider it a separate family, sister to the Caulerpaceae-Udoteaceae-Halimedaceae group.

Key References
Huisman, J.M. (2015). Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. pp. [i]-viii, 1-320, 56 figs, 14 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Silva, P.C. (1980). Names of classes and families of living algae: with special reference to their use in the Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Regnum Vegetabile 103: 1-156.

Verbruggen, H. & Schils, T. (2012). Rhipilia coppejansii, a new coral reef-associated species from Guam (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 48(5): 1090-1098.

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

Abbott, I.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2003). New records and notes on Hawaiian marine benthic Chlorophyta, including Pseudochlorodesmis abbreviata n. comb. (Udoteaceae) and Cladophora luxurians (Gilbert), n. comb. (Cladophoraceae). Pacific Science 57: 275-285.

Bito, A., Vera, B., Ardito, S. & Farci, G, (2016). Penicillus dumentosus (Lamouroux) Blainville f. expansus Börgesen y Penicillus lamourouxii Decaisne (Chlorophyta, Udoteaceae) nuevos registros para la costa Venezolana. Acta Cientifica Venezolana (Botánica) 67(1): 87-97.

Bula-Meyer, G. (1982). Una clave para las especies del genero Halimeda (Udoteaceae, Chlorophyta) del Atlantico occidental. Anales Inst. Invest. Mar. Punta de Betín 12: 41-49.

Cabrera, R. & Martínez Daranas, B. (2005). Variabilidad morfológica de una población de Avrainvillea asarifolia f. olivacea D.S. Littler et M.M. Littler (Bryopsidales, Udoteaceae). Rev. Invest. Mar. 26(1): 3-8.

Cabrera, R. & Suárez, A.M. (2003). Adiciones a las clorofíceas de Cuba del Género Avrainvillea Decaisne, 1842 (Bryopsidales, Udoteaceae). Rev. Invest. Mar. 24(2): 95-98.

Cassano, V., De Brito, L.V.R. & de Széchy, T.M. (2004). The occurrence of Boodleopsis vaucherioidea Calderon-Saenz et Schnetter (Udoteaceae, Chlorophyta) in Brazil. Botanica Marina 47: 251-254.

Coppejans, E., De Clerck, O. & Leliaert, F. (1999). New records of the green-algal genus Rhipiliopsis (Udoteaceae, Caulerpales) from Papua New Guinea and the Seychelles Islands, including the description of Rhipiliopsis papuensis Coppejans, de Clerck et Leliaert, sp. nov.. Botanica Marina 42: 377-382, 6 figs.

Curtis, N.E., Dawes, C.J. & Pierce, S.K. (2008). Phylogenetic analysis of the large subunit rubisco gene supports the exclusion of Arainvillea and Cladocephalus from the Udoteaceae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 44: 761-767.

Fenical, W. & Paul, V. J. (1984). Antimicrobial and cytotoxic terpenoids from tropical green algae of the family Udoteaceae. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 11: 135-140.

Kooistra, W.H.C.F. (2002). Molecular phylogenies of Udoteaceae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) reveal nonmonophyly for Udotea, Penicillus and Chlorodesmis. Phycologia 41: 453-462.

Kraft, G.T. & Olsen-Stojkovich, J. (1985). Avrainvillea calithina (Udoteaceae, Bryopsidales), a new green alga from Lord Howe Island, NSW, Australia. Phycologia 24: 339-345, 16 figs.

Kraft, G.T. (1986). The green algal genera Rhipiliopsis A. & E.S. Gepp and Rhipiella gen. nov. (Udoteaceae, Bryopsidales) in Australia and the Philippines. Phycologia 25: 47-72, 54 figs, 1 table.

Littler, D.S. & Littler, M.M. (1990). Reestablishment of the green alga genus Rhipidosiphon Montagne (Udoteaceae, Bryopsidales) with a description of Rhipidosiphon floridensis sp. nov. British Phycological Journal 25: 33-38, 11 figs.

Menzel, D. (1983). Tubular reassembly of the plastid envelope in mechanically stressed cells of a siphonous green alga (Chlorodesmis fastigiata C.Ag Ducker, Udoteaceae). Planta 157: 190-192.

Menzel, D. (1985). Fine structure study on the association of the caulerpalean plastid with microtubule bundles in the siphonalean green alga Chlorodesmis fastigiata (Ducker, Udoteaceae). Protoplasma 125: 103-110.

Menzel, D. (1987). Fine structure of vacuolar inclusions in the siphonous green alga Chlorodemis fastigiata (Udoteaceae, Caulerpales) and their contribution to plug formation. Phycologia 26: 205-221.

Millar, A.J.K. & Kraft, G.T. (2001). Monograph of the green macroalgal genus Rhipilia (Udoteaceae, Halimedales), with a description of R. crassa sp. nov. from Australia and the Philippines. Phycologia 40: 21-34.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Keats, D.W. (1997). Rhipilia penicilloides sp. nov. (Udoteaceae, Chlorophyta) from Fiji. Phycologia 36: 172-178, 16 figs, 2 tables.

Olsen-Stojkovich, J. (1985). A systematic study of the genus Avrainvillea Decaisne (Chlorophyta, Udoteaceae). Nova Hedwigia 41: 1-68, 26 figs, 3 tables, 11 plates.

Sangil, C., Sanson, M., Afonso-Carillo, J. & Martin-Garcia, L. (2010). Extensive off-shore meadows of Penicillus capitatus (Udoteaceae, Chlorophyta) in the Canary Islands (eastern Atlantic Ocean). Botanica Marina 53(2): 183-187.

Tseng, C.K., Dong, M. & Lu, B. (2004). New species and records of the genus Avrainvillea (Udoteaceae, Chlorophyta) from South China Sea. Studia Marina Sinica 46: .

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