Holotype species: Kallymeniopsis lacera (Postels & Ruprecht) Perestenko
Original publication and holotype designation: Perestenko, L.P. (1977). On some corrections to Abbotia Perest. and Kallymeniopsis Perest. genera. Bot. Zhurnal [Moscow & Leningrad] 62: 398.
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.
Invalid when first published (Perestenko 1975) as the generitype was not named. Validated in 1977 by nomination of Kallymeniopsis lacerata as the generitype. - (12 May 2007) - Wendy Guiry
Description: Foliose, orbiculate, reniform or circinnate, entire or dissected into wedge-shaped sectors. Margin and surface of blade smooth, undulate or verrucose. Usually stipitate. Holdfast discoid. Medulla filamentous. Cortical cells isodiametric, progressively smaller toward cuticle. A single 3-celled carpogonial branch borne on supporting cell together with up to four subsidiary cells. After fertilization, fusion cell formed, involving only supporting and subsidiary cells. Auxiliary cell borne on separate branch. Filaments interspersed among groups of carposporangia. Cystocarp immersed to protruding. Spermatangia undescribed. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia cruciate, scattered in cortex.
Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 30 Aug 2011 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Usually subtidal. Known only from the North Pacific: Alaska to the Kurile Islands, U.S.S.R., and the Okhotsk Sea. This genus may fit within Kallymenia.
Numbers of names and species: There are 5 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 2 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..
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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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 March 2019.