Holotype species: Tichocarpus crinitus (S.G.Gmelin) Ruprecht
Original publication and holotype designation: Ruprecht, F.J. (1850). Algae ochotenses. Die ersten sicheren Nachrichten über die Tange des Ochotskischen Meeres. pp. 1-243, 10 pls. St. Petersburg: Buchdruckerei der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.
Description: Cylindrical to compressed, irregularly subdichotomously branched with proliferous marginal branchlets. Thick and firm. Perennial. Medulla filamentous. Inner cortex of subspherical cells, becoming smaller and more elliptical toward cuticle. A single two- or three-celled carpogonial branch and auxiliary cell borne in a cluster of adventitious branches on an inner cortical cell, extending into the medulla. Auxiliary cell borne two cells distal to carpogonial branch. Gonimoblast developing inwardly. Fusion cell involving cells of fertile branch cluster. Cystocarps terminal on short, simple or branched, narrow processes closely set on both sides of branches. Carpostome apparently lacking. Spermatangia undescribed. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia reportedly zonate, scattered in cortex.
Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 30 Mar 2016 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: On rocks and on haptera of Laminaria in the intertidal zone of the exposed coast and in tidepools. Western North Pacific Ocean: Kamschatka Pen.; Kurile Is.; Hokkaido, Japan; Saghalien I.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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
Verified by: 30 March 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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