Griffithsia C., 1817, nom. cons.
Holotype species: Griffithsia corallina C.Agardh
Currently accepted name for the type species: Griffithsia corallinoides (Linnaeus) Trevisan
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, C.A. (1817). Synopsis algarum Scandinaviae, adjecta dispositione universali algarum. pp. [i]-xl, -135. Lundae [Lund]: Ex officina Berlingiana.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.
Name and orthography conserved. - (25 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Thallus filamentous, ecorticate or with rhizoidal cortication below, erect or occasionally decumbent, generally pseudodichotomously branched, typically with large subspherical ellipsoidal or cylindrical cells. Branched trichoblasts sometimes present. Spermatangia in divided fascicles, with or without involucral cells. Procarps subapical on short fertile axes. Carposporophytes lateral to the junctions of axial cells, generally displacing the axis slightly, with an involucre of 2 (–3)-celled filaments. Tetrasporangia tetrahedrally divided, pedicellate, borne in clusters in the junctions of axial cells or terminally, with or without an involucre.
Information contributed by: Huisman (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 10 Oct 2018 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 90 species names in the database at present, as well as 16 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 41 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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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.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 01 January 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 March 2019.