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Taxonomy Detail

Family Plocamiaceae

Plocamiaceae Kützing, 1843: 442, 449.

Type of name: Typus: Plocamium J. V. Lamouroux (nom. cons.).

Source: Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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.

Description:
Thallus erect, complanately branched, with alternating marginal series of 2–6 compressed lateral branches or ramuli (<i>Plocamium</i>), or small (to 5 mm diam.), pulvinate, cylindrical, simple to pectinately branched and parasitic on <i>Plocamium</i> (<i>Plocamiocolax</i>). Structure uniaxial, with a central filament surrounded by a pseudoparenchymatous cortex. Life history triphasic, with isomorphic gametophytes and tetrasporophytes. Carposporophytes with (<i>Plocamium</i>) or without (<i>Plocamiocolax</i>) a basal fusion cell. Pericarps non-ostiolate (<i>Plocamium</i>) or ostiolate (<i>Plocamiocolax</i>); otherwise reproductive structures as for <i>Plocamium</i>.

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

Falshaw, R., Furneaux, R.H. & Miller, I.J. (1999). The backbone structure of the sulfated galactan from Plocamium costatum (C. Agardh) Hook. f. et Harv. (Plocamiaceae, Phodophyta). Botanica Marina 42: 431-436.

Gabrielson, P.W. & Scagel, R.F. (1990). The marine algae of British Columbia, northern Washington, and southeast Alaska: division Rhodophyta (red algae), class Rhodophyceae, order Gigartinales, families Caulacanthaceae and Plocamiaceae. Canadian Journal of Botany 67: 1221-1234.

Krugens, P. & Delivopoulos, S.G. (1986). Ultrastructure of the carposporophyte and carposporogenesis in the parasitic red alga Plocamiocolax pulvinata Setch. (Gigartinales, Plocamiaceae). Journal of Phycology 22: 8-21.

Kugrens, P. & Delivopoulos, S.G. (1986). Ultrstructure of the carposporophyte and carposporogenesis in the parasitic red alga Plocamiocolax pulvinata Setch. (Gigartinales, Plocamiaceae). Journal of Phycology 22: 8-21.

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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 16 November 2018.

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