Goniotrichum Kützing, 1943
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.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Erythrotrichia.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Drew, K.M. & Ross, R. (1965). Some generic names in the Bangiophycidae. Taxon 14: 93-99.
Index Nominum Algarum notes that the type of Goniotrichum is "G. ceramicola sensu Kützing". The material upon which the generic description was based was originally referred to Conferva ceramicola H. C. Lyngbye, a species now considered not to be congeneric with the original material. The original material has been referred to G. alsidii (G. Zanardini) M. A. Howe (B. alsidii G. Zanardini) (vide R. Ross, Taxon 14: 96. 1965)." See also Wynne (1985) and Schneider & Wynne (2007). Unfortunately, the relational structure of AlgaeBase is such that it does not allow for the use of a "sensu" as a type. - (17 Sep 2013) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 11 species names in the database at present.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Wynne, M.J. (1985). Nomenclatural assessment of Goniotrichum Kützing, Erythrotrichia Areschoug, Diconia Harvey, and Stylonema Reinsch (Rhodophyta). Taxon 34: 502-505.
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.
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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 September 2013 by M.D. Guiry
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