Rhizopogonia, 1934: 60
Holotype species: Rhizopogonia asperata (Harvey) Kylin
Original publication and holotype designation:Kylin, H. (1934). Bemerkungen über einige Florideen aus Neu-Seeland. Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund. Förhanlingar 4: 55-60.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Description: Dichotomously to flabellately lobed to several orders, centrally attached to a small membranous holdfast. Membranous. Upper surface usually scattered unevenly with soft, short slender bristles. Medulla a single (sometimes two) layer(s) of quadrate cells. Cortex to three cells thick; outer two layers of very small cells. Carposporangia in clusters, interspersed among filaments. Cystocarp immersed but causing localized swelling. Carpostome absent. Spermatangia undescribed. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia cruciate, scattered in cortex.
Comments: A winter ephemeral apparently endemic to New Zealand.
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present, which has been flagged as currently accepted taxonomically.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is currently 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):
Rhizopogonia asperata (Harvey) Kylin C - type
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=42575
Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:7631