Phyllariopsis E.C.& G.R. , 1987
Holotype species: Phyllariopsis brevipes (C.Agardh) E.C.Henry & G.R.South
Original publication and holotype designation: Henry, E.C. & South, G.R. (1987). Phyllariopsis gen. nov. and a reappraisal of the Phyllariaceae Tilden 1935 (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 26: 9-16.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156.
Description: Holdfast a simple disc or with short unbranched haptera, formed by growth from or expansion of an initial simple attachment disc. Stipe short, 5-9 cm. Blades annual, to 1 m tall, simple or becoming lacerated with age. Costae lacking, hair-pits present on young blades. Mucilage ducts lacking, medulla containing long, thick-walled longitudinal conducting cells (solenocysts) and lateral connecting cells (allelocysts) rather than sieve tubes. Sporangial sori formed on lower parts of the lamina, paraphyses lacking a hyaline appendage, zoospores with a red eyespot. Gametophytes of P. brevipes dioecious but never becoming filamentous and not sexually dimorphic. Marine, rarely in littoral, usually in deep water to 85 m from the Strait of Messina in the Mediterranean to Atlantic France.
Information contributed by: E. C. Henry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 21 Jun 2014 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 2 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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 21 June 2014 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 25 August 2019.