Crossocarpus, 1850: 72
Holotype species: Crossocarpus lamuticus 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.
Description: Cuneate, lacerate to di- to polychotomously divided, with a distinct stipe. Margin of blade with stalked orbiculate proliferations. Medulla of isodiametric cells, relatively short-celled filaments, and rhizoidal filaments. Stellate and refractive cells present. Cortex relatively thin. Cortical cells isodiametric to elliptical, progressively smaller toward cuticle. Female reproductive structures developing in marginal proliferations. A single 3-celled carpogonial branch borne on each suppporting cell. Auxiliary cell borne on a different branch system. Cystocarps immersed. Spermatangia and tetrasporangia undescribed.
Comments: Subtidal. Known only from the Sea of Okhotsk.
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):
Crossocarpus lamuticus Ruprecht 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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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=42638
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:7588