Amphibolis C., 1823: 474
Holotype species: Amphibolis zosteraefolia C.Agardh
Currently accepted name for the type species: Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson
Original publication:Agardh, C.A. (1823). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [vii-viii], -531. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Leaves ligulate, tannin cells present, psuedoparallel nerved, leaf sheath shed with blade; rhizome: sympodial, profusely branched shoots every 4-8 internodes, roots at each internode. Dioecious, flowers enclosed by normal leaves, anthers ventrally connate, style with 3 stigmata
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 6 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 2 have 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):
Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson C
Amphibolis bicornis C.Agardh P
Amphibolis filiformis Suhr S
Amphibolis griffithii (J.M.Black) den Hartog C
Amphibolis zosteraefolia C.Agardh S - type
Amphibolis zosterifolia C.Agardh P
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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=43002
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:7294