154,516 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 21,093 images, 59,762 bibliographic items, 419,252 distributional records.

Taxonomy Detail

Family Rhodymeniaceae

Rhodymeniaceae Harvey, 1846: viii.

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: Harvey, W.H. (1846). Phycologia britannica, or, a history of British sea-weeds: containing coloured figures, generic and specific characters, synonymes, and descriptions of all the species of algae inhabiting the shores of the British Islands. , Text with plates, pls I-LXXVIII. London: Reeve & Benham.

Thallus erect or decumbent, generally cartilaginous in solid genera, soft and mucilaginous in hollow genera, radially or complanately branched; branches terete or compressed; axes solid or with mucilage-filled internal cavities, when solid with a pseudoparenchymatous medulla of large hyaline cells grading into a cortex of smaller pigmented cells; when hollow with a cellular layer bordering the cavity similarly composed, often bearing vesicular cells from the internal medullary cells. Spermatangia borne on outer cortical cells. Carpogonial branches 3- or 4-celled. Carposporophyte with basal nutritive tissue connected to the pericarp by generally persistent erect filaments. Gonimoblast composed entirely of carposporangia. Tetrasporangia scattered or in nemathecia, terminal or intercalary, cruciately or tetrahedrally divided.

Nomenclatural notes:

Atanasiadis (2016) refers to the statement in Silva & De Reviers 2000: 50) that if genera are assigned directly to an "Ordo" the latter should be treated as a family.

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

Afonso-Carrillo, J. & Sobrino, C. (2003). Vegetative and reproductive morphology of Botryocladia botryoides, B. occidentalis andB. canariensis sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Canary Islands. Phycologia 42(2): 138-150, 37 figs, 2 tables.

Afonso-Carrillo, J., Rodriguez-Prieto, C., Boisset, F., Sobrino, C., Tittley, I. & Neto, A.I. (2006). Botryocladia chiajeana and Botryocladia macaronesica sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean and the eastern Atlantic, with a discussion on the closely related genus Irvinea. Phycologia 45: 277-292.

Ballantine, D.L. & Aponte, N.E. (2002). Botryocladia bahamense sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Bahamas, western Atlantic. Cryptogamie, Algologie 23: 123-130.

Ballantine, D.L. & Ruiz, H. (2008). Botryocladia iridescens sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Cryptogamie, Algologie 29: 293-302.

Ballantine, D.L., Ruiz, H. & Lozada-Troche, C. (2010). Chamaebotrys prolifera sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, based on morphology and small subunit rDNA sequences. Phycological Research 58(1): 69-77.

Ballantine, D.L., Saunders, G.W. & Ruiz, H. (2007). Halichrysis corallinarius sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Phycological Research 55(3): 240-248.

Brodie, J. & Guiry, M.D. (1988). Life history and reproduction of Cordylecladia erecta (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 23: 347-364.

Delivopoulos, S.G. & Kugrens, P. (1984). Ultrastructure of carposporogenesis in the parasitic red alga Faucheocolax attenuata Setch. (Rhodymeniales, Rhodymeniaceae). American Journal of Botany 71: 1245-1259.

Delivopoulos, S.G. (2004). Ultrastructure of tetrasporogenesis in the red alga Rhodymenia californica var. attenuata(Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales, Rhodophyta). Botanica Marina 47: 222-230.

Filloramo, G.V. & Saunders, G.W. (2016). Molecular-assisted alpha taxonomy of the genus Rhodymenia (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales) from Australia reveals overlooked species diversity. European Journal of Phycology 51(3): 354-367, 22 fig., 1 table.

Huisman, J.M. & Millar, A.J.K. (1996). Asteromenia (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales), a new red algal genus based on Fauchea peltata. Journal of Phycology 32: 138-145, 17 figs, 1 table.

Huisman, J.M. (1996). The red algal genus Coelarthrum Børgesen (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales) in Australian seas, including the description of Chamaebotrys gen. nov. Phycologia 35: 95-112.

Kajimura, M. (1986). Morphological study on Gloioderma japonica Okamura (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyceae). Botanica Marina 29: 441-447.

Kajimura, M. (1998). The morphology of Chrysymenia grandis (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Oki Islands. Studies of the San'in Region (Natural Environment) No. 14: 1-6, 8 figs.

Lewis, J.A. (1994). Transfer of the Australian red algae Kallymenia nitophylloides to Cryptonemia (Halymeniaceae) and Halymenia chondricola to Hymenocladia (Rhodymeniaceae). Taxon 43: 3-10, 12 figs.

Lozada-Troche, C., Ballantine, D.L. & Carmona, J. (2010). Cresia opalescens gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Cryptogamie Algologie 31(3): 293-303.

Millar, A.J.K. (2001). The genus Sciadophycus (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Indo-Pacific (Research Note). Phycologia 40: 168-171.

Millar, A.J.K., Saunders, G.W., Strachan, I.M. & Kraft, G.T. (1996). The morphology, reproduction and small-subunit rRNA gene sequence of Cephalocystis (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta), a new genus based on Cordylecladia furcellata J. Agardh from Australia. Phycologia 35: 48-60, 30 figs, 1 table.

Moe, R.L. (1986). Hymenocladiopsis crustigena (Rhodymeniaceae), a new genus and species of marine Rhodophyceae from the Antarctic Peninsula. Phycologia 25: 1-9.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2007). Grammephora peyssonnelioides gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniaceae) from the Solomon Islands, South Pacific. Phycological Research 55(4): 286-294.

Norris, J.N. & Ballantine, D.L. (1995). Two new species of the red alga Chrysymenia J. Agardh (Rhodymeniales : Rhodymeniaceae) from the tropical western Atlantic. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 108(1): 153-165.

Norris, R.E. (1986). Coelarthrum (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyceae), a genus new to southern Africa. South African Journal of Botany 52: 537-540, 8 figs.

Perestenko L.P. (2008). A new species of Rhodymenia (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) in the Japan and Okhotsk Seas. Botanicheskii Zhurnal (St. Petersburg) 93(9): 1464-1470, 2 pls.

Salhi, G., Hassoun, M., Moussa, H., Zbakh, H. & Riadi, H. (2016). First record of Rhodymenia holmesii (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) for the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco. Marine Biodiversity Records 9(62): 1-6, 1 fig.

Santiago, J. de A.S., Carneiro, P.B. de M., Santiago, A.P., Feijó, R.G. & Maggioni, R. (2016). A new species of Rhodymeniaceae (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniales) from the Northern Brazilian coast: Botryocladia franciscana sp. nov. Phytotaxa 242(2): 137-146, 3 figs, 2 tables.

Saunders, G.W., Lane, C.E., Schneider, C.W. & Kraft, G.T. (2006). Unraveling the Asteromenia peltata species complex with clarification of the genera Halichrysis and Drouetia (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Canadian Journal of Botany 84: 1581-1607, 83 figs, 3 tables.

Schmidt, W.E., Gurgel, C.F.D. & Fredericq, S. (2016). Taxonomic transfer of the red algal genus Gloiosaccion to Chrysymenia (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales), including the description of a new species, Chrysymenia pseudoventricosa, for the Gulf of Mexico. Phytotaxa 243(1): 54-70.

Schmidt, W.E., Lozada-Troche, C., Ballantine, D.L., Arakaki, N., Gabriel, D., Norris, J.N. & Fredericq, S. (2017). Taxonomic transfer of the red algae Chrysymenia enteromorpha and C. wrightii to the genus Botryocladia (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales). 324(2): 122-138, 30 figs, 2 tables.

Schmidt, W.E., Lozada-Troche, C., Ballantine, D.L., Arakaki, N., Gabriel, D., Norris, J.N. & Fredericq, S. (2017). Taxonomic transfer of the red algae Chrysymenia enteromorpha and C. wrightii to the genus Botryocladia (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales). Phytotaxa 324(2): 122-138, 30 figs, 2 tables.

Schmitz, F. & Hauptfleisch, P. (1896). Rhodymeniaceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten, Teil 1, Abteilung 2. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 396-405. Leipzig: verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.

Schneider, C.W. & Lane, C.E. (2008). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 9. The genus Botryocladia (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniaceae), including B. bermudana, B. exquisita and B. flookii spp. nov. Phycologia 47: 614-619.

Schneider, C.W., Freshwater, D.W. & Saunders, G.W. (2012). First report of Halopeltis (Rhodophyta, Rhodymeniaceae) from the non-tropical Northern Hemisphere: H. adnata (Okamura) comb. nov. from Korea, and H. pellucida sp. nov. and H. willisii sp. nov. from the North Atlantic. Algae 27: 95-108, 5 figs.

Sparling, S.R. (1957). The structure and reproduction of some members of the Rhodymeniaceae. University of California Publications in Botany 29(3): (i-iv +) 319-396, 15 figs, 1 table, plates 48-59.

Turna, I., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, F. (2000). First record of Botryocladia madagascariensis G. Feldmann (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyceae) from the Gulf of Antalya (Mediterranean coast of Turkey). Plant Biosystems (Giornale Botanico Italiano) 134(1): 111-115.

Vásquez, J.A., Vega, A., Matsuhiro, B. & Faúndez, C. (1998). Biomass, reproductive phenology and chemical characterization of soluble polysaccharides from Rhodymenia howeana Dawson, (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodymeniales) in northern Chile. Botanica Marina 41: 235-242, 6 figs, 1 table.

Wilkes, R.J., McIvor, L. & Guiry, M.D. (2006). Vegetative morphology and rbcL phylogeny of some members of the genera Botryocladia and Irvinea (Rhodymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 45: 481-494.

Young, D.N. (1978). Ultrastructural evidence for a secretory function in the "gland cells" of the marine red alga Botryocladia pseudodichotoma (Rhodymeniaceae). Protoplasma 94: 109-126.

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