Tenaciphyllum Børgesen, 1953
Lectotype species: Tenaciphyllum lobatum Børgesen
Original publication:Børgesen, F. (1953). Some marine algae from Mauritius. Additions to the parts previously published. V. Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Meddleleser 21(9): 62, 20 figs, 3 plates.
Type designated in Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
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.
Description: These algae have a Tylotus-like habit and are pseudo parenchymatous throughout, dorsiventrally organized, and anchored by stout haptera issuing from the underside. The plants grow sprawled across the substratum, individual lobes reaching 5 cm in length and entire clumps reaching 12 cm in diam. Zonate tetrasporangia are the only reproductive structures known, these being borne at the base, middle, or subapex of long, densely crowded nemathecial filaments that cover wide areas of the upper surfaces.
Information contributed by: G.T. Kraft. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 7 Oct 2010 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Distribution: The type and a second species, T. rotundilobum Boergesen, are endemic to the island of Mauritius. Boergesen tentatively attributed the genus to the family Solieriaceae, Kraft (1977) suggested placement in the Dicranemaceae, and true affinities probably lie with Tylotus, perhaps as species of that genus. A third species, Tenaciphyllum xishaense B.-M. Xia & Y.-Q. Zhang, is known from China.
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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
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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.