Reinboldia F., 1897
Holotype species: Reinboldia polycarpa F.Schmitz
Original publication and holotype designation: Schmitz, F. & Falkenberg, P. (1897). Rhodomelaceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten, Teil 1, Abteilung 2. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 421-480. Leipzig: verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
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: A genus of unknown habitat and distribution, represented only by a surviving fragment of the holotype, which was 16 cm in length. The basal attachment is unknown. The plant is an undivided, foliose blade covered on both surfaces by large protuberant cystocarps. Supporting cells are aggregated into papillar swellings on the blade and are monocarpogonial, the carpogonial branches usually 3(-4) celled. The position and nature of the auxiliary cells is unknown, although swollen, dark-staining cells within the carpogonial nemathecia suggest that the species may be non procarpic. Early carposporophyte stages are unknown, other than that gonimoblasts are surrounded by clusters of nutritive cells and filaments. Mature cystocarps are centrally hollow, composed of centripetal gonimoblast filaments arising from the surrounding hull and bearing single, terminal carposporangia. Spermatangia and tetrasporangia are unknown (Kraft, 1977).The most recent alteration to this page was made on 7 Oct 2010 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: The status and true nature of this genus, which is similar in many details of vegetative and carpogonial construction to members of the Areschougiaceae, require investigation. Distribution: The type specimen was collected near Durban, Natal, South Africa.
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present, which has 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: 30 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 21 March 2019.