Glaphyrymenia J., 1885
Holotype species: Glaphyrymenia pustulosa J.Agardh
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1885). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Fjerde afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Årskrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 21(8): 1-117, 1 pl.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Saunders, G.W., Huisman, J.M., Vergés, A., Kraft, G.T. & Le Gall, L. (2017). Phylogenetic analyses support recognition of ten new genera, ten new species and 16 new combinations in the family Kallymeniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 38(2): 79-132, 126 figs.
Description: Foliose, entire or lobed, rarely laciniate, with smooth or undulate, sometimes slightly dentate margin. Sessile, with small discoid holdfast. Gelatinous but firm. Medulla filamentous. Stellate cells present. Cortex thin, of short chains of very small, ovoid cells. Large inner cortical cells absent. Dioecious. One or two 3-celled carpogonial branches borne on rounded supporting cell with several subspherical subsidiary cells. Fusion cell producing several connecting filaments that contact separate auxiliary cells also bearing 3-4 subsidiary cells. Cystocarps protruding slightly, consisting of a central mass of slender gonimoblast filaments bearing numerous carposporangia, themselves not mixed with gonimoblast filaments. A loose pericarp present. Spermatangia superficial. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia small, cruciate, scattered in cortex.
Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 28 Feb 2018 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Subtidal. Known only from southern Australia, including Tasmania.
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present, of which 1 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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 01 January 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 28 February 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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