Stypopodium Kützing, 1843
Lectotype species: Stypopodium fuliginosum (C.Martius) Kützing
Currently accepted name for the type species: Stypopodium zonale (J.V.Lamouroux) Papenfuss
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, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Type designated in Agardh, J.G. (1894). Analecta algologica. Continuatio II. Acta Universitatis Lundensis Afd. 2 30(7): 1-99, 1 plate.
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: Thalli erect or prostrate, arising from a rhizoidal holdfast, up to 35 cm long, membranous, flabellate or divided into cuneate to linear segments. Growth initiated by a marginal row of apical cells. Thallus 2-4 cells thick close to the apical cells becoming 6-10 cells thick toward the base, constructed of an outermost layer of small cortical cells overlying larger medullary cells, not strictly arranged in tiers especially in the basal region. Concentric hair lines on both thallus surfaces. Sporangia densely scattered or in irregularly-shaped sori, on both thallus surfaces, external to the thallus, forming 4 spores. Antheridial sori between hair lines. Oogonial plants unknown. South Africa, India, Pakistan, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Micronesia, Carribean, Venezuela, Brazil.
Information contributed by: J. A. Phillips and R. J. King. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 20 Jun 2014 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 17 species names in the database at present, as well as 2 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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 01 January 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 June 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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