Ozophora J., 1892
Holotype species: Ozophora californica J.Agardh
Currently accepted name for the type species: Ozophora clevelandii (Farlow) I.A.Abbott
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1892). Analecta algologica. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 28(6): 1-182, 3 pls.
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: Plants reach 30 cm in length and consist of flattened, linear to cuneate blades borne in some instances on cylindrical stipes arising singly or in clusters from a discoid base. Cystocarps and spermatangia are formed in special leaflets or proliferations arising from the frond surfaces, whereas tetrasporangia occur in nemathecia scattered directly on the blades.
Information contributed by: G.T. Kraft. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 8 Oct 2010 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Previously considered to be species of Phyllophora (Kylin 1956), Ozophora was resurrected by Abbott (1969) for plants with male and female structures confined to surface proliferations. Distribution: The type and two additional species are endemic to subtidal rocky substrata along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to Baja California.
Numbers of names and species: There are 5 species names in the database at present, of which 4 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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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
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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 25 April 2019.