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Chondrymenia Zanardini, 1860

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Chondrymeniaceae

Holotype species: Chondrymenia lobata (Meneghini) Zanardini

Original publication and holotype designation: Zanardini, G. (1860). Scelta di ficee nuove o piu rare del mare Adriatico. Decade Prima. Memorie del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti 9(1): [41]-78, pls 1-VIII ["VII bis"].

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Rodriguez-Prieto, C., Sartoni, G., Lin, S.-M. & Hommersand, M.H. (2013 ). Comparative morphology and systematics of Chondrymenia lobata from the Mediterranean Sea and a phylogeny of the Chondrymeniaceae fam. nov. (Rhodophyta) based on rbcL sequence analyses. European Journal of Phycology 48(2): 188-199.

Nomenclatural notes
Monotypic when first introduced. - (23 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry

Description: Plants reach 8 cm in length and are erect, foliaceous, and lobed. The medulla is narrow and composed of a mixture of filaments and rhizoids, and the inner cortex is a mix of isodiametric and rhizoidal cells. Cystocarps incorporate a richly divided fusion cell, but gonimoblast stages and spermatangia are unknown, as are tetrasporangia. Plants reach 8 cm in length and are erect, foliaceous, and lobed. The medulla is narrow and composed of a mixture of filaments and rhizoids, and the inner cortex is a mix of isodiametric and rhizoidal cells. Cystocarps incorporate a richly divided fusion cell, but gonimoblast stages and spermatangia are unknown, as are tetrasporangia.

Information contributed by: G.T. Kraft. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 1 Jun 2018 by M.D. Guiry.

Comments: Distribution: Endemic to the Mediterranean from France to the Adriatic Sea. According to Boudouresque and Huve (1969), this is one of the rarest of all the Mediterranean algae, their collection dredged from 30 m depth being only the third of the species on record.

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References
Rodriguez-Prieto, C., Sartoni, G., Lin, S.-M. & Hommersand, M.H. (2013 ). Comparative morphology and systematics of Chondrymenia lobata from the Mediterranean Sea and a phylogeny of the Chondrymeniaceae fam. nov. (Rhodophyta) based on rbcL sequence analyses. European Journal of Phycology 48(2): 188-199.

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Contributors
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: 23 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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