Cloniophora Tiffany, 1936
Holotype species: Cloniophora willei Tiffany
Currently accepted name for the type species: Cloniophora spicata (Schmidle) Islam
Original publication and holotype designation: Tiffany, L.H. (1936). Wille's collection of Puerto Rican freshwater algae. Brittonia 2: 165-176, 3 plates.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Carlile, A.L., O'Kelly, C.J. & Sherwood, A.R. (2011). The green algal genus Cloniophora represents a novel lineage in the Ulvales: a proposal for Cloniophoraceae fam. nov.. Journal of Phycology 47(6): 1379-1387.
Freshwater to brackish-water (Carlile et al. 2011). - (25 Jan 2012) - Wendy Guiry
Description: Branched, uniseriate filaments, up to 5 cm in length, fixed at the base by a system of profuse rhizoids. Main filaments composed of cylindrical or inflated, rarely capitate cells with one large belt-like chloroplast with lobed margin, containing numerous pyrenoids. Primary branches produced irregularly from the main filaments, formed by smaller, but morphologically similar cells. Branch tips usually rounded. Primary branches carry short, 1-few-celled secondary branches (ramuli) consisting of short cells possessing globular or parietal chloroplasts with 1–2 pyrenoids. Asexual reproduction by biflagellate zoospores produced in cells near apices of secondary branches, 8 or more per cell, released through a lateral papilla.
Information contributed by: Škaloud <i>et al.</i> 2018. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 14 Mar 2018 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Widely reported from freshwater and brackish water in the tropics and New Zealand. Species defined on the size and shape of cells.
Numbers of names and species: There are 8 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 6 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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Carlile, A.L., O'Kelly, C.J. & Sherwood, A.R. (2011). The green algal genus Cloniophora represents a novel lineage in the Ulvales: a proposal for Cloniophoraceae fam. nov.. Journal of Phycology 47(6): 1379-1387.
Islam, A.K.M.N. (1961). The genus Cloniophora Tiffany. Revue Algologique, Nouvelle Serie 6: 7-32, 3 figs, 5 plates, 1 map.
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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
Verified by: 16 July 2012 by Michael Guiry
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