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Taxonomy Detail

Family Wrangeliaceae

Wrangeliaceae J.Agardh, 1851: 1851, x; 1852, 701 (bis).

Type of name: Wrangelia C. Agardh 1828

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: Agardh, J.G. (1851). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 1. pp. [i]-xii, [1]-336 + 337-351 [Addenda and Indices]. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.

Plants usually erect, uniaxial. Each axial cell bearing one to six whorl-branchlets or determinate branches. Gland cells usually absent. Cells multinucleate or rarely uninucleate. Gametophytes usually dioecious; spermatangia surround distinct head-like clusters that are often pinnules of whorl-branchlets; procarps subapical, with 2-5 periaxial cells on the fertile-axial cell, one bearing an abaxial four-celled carpogonial branch, the supporting cell with or without a sterile cell. Diploidized auxiliary cell producing 2-5 gonimolobes of synchronously developing carposporangia, the carposporophytes naked or involucrate. Meiosporangia tetrahedrally divided or polysporangial, sessile or stalked on cells of the whorl-branchlets or determinate branches.

Taxonomic notes:

The reinstatement of this family is proposed by Choi et al. (2008).

Key References
Choi, H.-G., Kraft, G.T., Kim, H.-S., Guiry, M.D. & Saunders, G.W. (2008). Phylogenetic relationships among lineages of the Ceramiaceae (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) based on nuclear small subunit rDNA sequence data. Journal of Phycology 44: 1033-1048.

Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2010). Addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 53: 291-299.

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

Bruce, M.G. & Saunders, G.W. (2016). A molecular-assisted investigation of diversity, biogeography and phylogenetic relationships for species of Neoptilota and Ptilota (Wrangeliaceae, Rhodophyta) reported along Canadian coasts. Phycologia 56(1): 36-53.

Sansón, M. & Reyes, J. (2010). Morfología vegetativa y reproductora de Wrangelia penicillata en las islas Canarias (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales, Wrangeliaceae). Vieraea 38: 141-153.

Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2009 '2008'). Notes on the marine algae of the Bermudas. 10. Woelkerlingia sterreri sp. nov. (Rhodophyta, Wrangeliaceae), a first record of the genus in the western Atlantic. Caribbean Journal of Science 44: 303-310, 12 figs.

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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 March 2019.

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