Holotype species: Epicladia flustrae Reinke
Original publication and holotype designation: Reinke, J. (1889). Atlas deutscher Meeresalgen Im Auftrage des Königlich Preussischen Ministeriums für Landwirthschaft, Domänen und Forsten herausgegeben im Interesse der Fischerei von der Kommision zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung der deutschen Meere. Vol. 1 pp. [i-iv], 1-34, pls 1-4, 5/6, 7-11, 12/13, 14-25. Berlin: Paul Parey.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Description: Uniseriate branched filaments, some species forming open branched tufts, others rather compact pseudoparenchymatous thalli. Hairs not present. Vegetative cells with parietal chloroplast with one or more pyrenoids. Asexual propagation by pyriform bi- or quadriflagellate zoospores. Sporangia formed from vegetative cells, reflecting size and shape of these apart from an exit papilla or short exit tube. Species presently referred to Epicladia live in brackish and marine environments. The type species associated with bryozoans, another species endophytic in old drifting leaves of Zostera marina, one is calcicolous, and remaining species epiphytic. Although seven species described, hairless species of Entocladia may be referred to Epicladia when critically studied.
Information contributed by: R. Nielsen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 29 Aug 2011 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 14 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 8 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..
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 August 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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