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Taxonomy Detail

Family Champiaceae

Champiaceae Kützing, 1843: 438, 439.

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: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.

Thallus erect, radially or distichously branched; branches terete or compressed, with hollow axes that are regularly partitioned by monostromatic diaphragms, with longitudinal filaments lining or scattered throughout the central cavity, these frequently with lateral vesicular cells. Spermatangia in sori. Carposporophyte with a basal fusion cell bearing carposporangia directly or with gonimoblast filaments bearing terminal carposporangia. Pericarp with or without inner stellate cells. Tetrasporangia scattered in the cortex, intercalary, tetrahedrally divided or polysporangial.

Nomenclatural notes:

As circumscribed in the ING, this family includes Chondrosiphon, the type of Chondrosiphonaceae Kützing 1843; Lomentaria, the type of Lomentariaceae J. Agardh 1876; and Gastroclonium Kützing 1843 (nom. cons.), the type of Gastrocloniaceae Ardissone 1883. If Lomentaria is placed in a family separate from the Champiaceae (as by Lee, 1978), the correct family name is Chondrosiphonaceae, since Chondrosiphon Kützing 1843 is a taxonomic synonym of Lomentaria Lyngbye 1819. Because Lomentariaceae has been widely used, either including or excluding Champia, it seems justified to propose it for conservation against Chondrosiphonaceae, a name that was used only by Kützing.

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

Alongi, G., Cormaci, M. & Furnari, G. (2008). Chylocladia wynnei sp. nov. (Champiaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Mediterranean Sea. Botanica Marina 51: 145-150.

Ballantine, D.L. & Lozada-Troche, C. (2008). Champia harveyana sp. nov. (Champiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Botanica Marina 51: 388-398.

Ballantine, D.L. (2004). Chylocladia schneideri sp. nov. (Champiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Cyptogamie, Algologie 25: 125-132.

Bird, C.J. (1978). Investigations of the marine algae of Nova Scotia XV. Lomentaria orcadensis (Rhodophyta, Champiaceae). Proc. N. S. Acad. Sci. 28: 189-190.

Bula-Meyer, G. (1985). Champiocolax sarae gen. et sp. nov., an adelphohemiparasite of the Champiaceae (Rhodymeniales, Rhodophyta). Phycologia 24: 429-435.

Bula-Meyer, G. (1997). Las especies de Champia (Rhodophyta: Champiaceae) de talo aplanado y una nueva del Caribe Colombiano. Caldasia 19: 83-90.

Deshmukhe, G.V. & Untawale, A.G. (1986). Coeloseira compressa Hollenb. (Champiaceae, Rhodophyta) - a new marine algal species from Goa, India. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 15: 37-41, 3 figs, 2 tables.

Ercegovic, A. (1956). Famille des Champiacées (Champiaceae) dans l'Adriatique moyenne. Acta Adriatica 8(2): 1-63.

Ginsberg-Ardré, F. & Palminha, F. (1964). Extension de l'aire de répartition de Coelothrix irregularis (Harvey) Børgesen (Rhodophyceae, Champiaceae). Revue Algologique, Nouvelle Serie 4: 325-331.

Griffith, M.K., Schneider, C.W., Wolf, D.I., Saunders, G.W. & Lane, C.E. (2017). Genetic barcoding resolves the historically known red alga Champia parvula from southern New England, USA, as C. farlowii sp. nov. (Champiaceae, Rhodymeniales). Phytotaxa 302(1): 77-89, 10 figs.

Kajimura, M. (1980). On spore germination in Binghamiella californica (Farlow) Setchell et Dawson (Rhodophyta, Champiaceae). Mem. Fac. Sci. Shimane Univ. 14: 127-131.

Lozada -Troche, C. & Ballantine, D.L. (2010). Champia puertoricensis (Rhodophyta: Champiaceae) from Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea. Botanica Marina 53(2): 131-141.

Millar, A.J.K. (1998). Champia womersleyi (Champiaceae, Rhodophyta) a flattened and dichotomous new species from the South-Western Pacific. Botanica Marina 41: 15-21, 19 figs.

Schneider, C.W., M.K. Griffith, C.E. Lane & G.W. Saunders (2018). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 16. Two new epiphytic species of Champia (Champiaceae, Rhodymeniales), C. hasselbringii and C. insularis. Cryptogamie Algologie 39: 431-447 , 18 figs, 2 table.

Suzuki, M., Hashimoto, T., Kitayama, T. & Nozaki, H. (2013). Morphological and molecular evidence support the recognition of Champia lubrica sp. nov. (Champiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Japan. Phycologia 52(6): 609-617.

Suzuki, S., Hashimoto, H. & Nozaki, H. (2012). Reproductive morphology of Gastroclonium pacificum (Champiaceae, Rhodymeniales) from Japan. Phycological Research 60: 249-253, 19 figs.

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