Gloiophyllis J., 1890
Holotype species: Gloiophyllis barkerae (Harvey) J.Agardh
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1890). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Sjette afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Andra Afdelningen, Kongl. Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Handlingar 26(3): 1-125, III pls.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. 1-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Description: Plants reach 30 cm in length and are erect from a crustose holdfast, the fronds being flat, irregularly furcate, gelatinous to firm in texture and relatively thick. Each cell of the axial filament bears two periaxial derivatives, although central filaments are obscured by the considerable development of medullary filaments and rhizoids. The cortex is pseudoparenchymatous, the surface layers forming only weakly defined rosettes. Gonimoblast development is typical of the family. Cystocarps have several small cells or, at times, one more or less conspicuous cell, at the center, the central sterile mass surrounded by elongate gonimoblast filaments bearing chains or clusters of carposporangia interspersed with a few sterile filaments running to the pericarp. Although generally similar to Rhodophyllis, it is maintained by Min-Thein and Womersley (1976) because of its abrupt medulla to cortex transition and the composition of the carposporophyte, in which either a central cluster of sterile cells or an enlarged cell not the result of fusions may be present. The development of small groups, rather than strict chains, of carposporangia, is also distinctive.
Information contributed by: G.T. Kraft. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 5 Jan 2011 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Distribution: Endemic to South Australia and Victoria, occurring subtidally
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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: 05 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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