Stenocladia J., 1872
Lectotype species: Stenocladia conferta (Harvey) J.Agardh
Currently accepted name for the type species: Nizymenia conferta (Sonder) Chiovitti, G.W.Saunders & Kraft
Original publication:Agardh, J.G. (1872). Bidrag till Florideernes systematik. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 8(6): 1-60.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Nizymenia.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Chiovitti, A., Kraft, G.T., Saunders, G.W., Liao, M.-L. & Bacic, A. (1995). A revision of the systematics of the Nizymeniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) based on polysacharides, anatomy and nucleotide sequences. Journal of Phycology 31: 153-166, 11 figs, 3 tables.
Description: Plants reach 50 cm in height, are erect from crustose holdfasts, and are flattened or terete depending on the species. Central axial cells remain prominent throughout the fronds, and each bears either (2-)3 or 4 periaxial cells, depending again on the species. Spermatangial clusters occur on uniseriate filaments, those of S. furcata (Harvey) J. Agardh also bearing tetrasporangial primordia in addition to spermatangia (Womersley 1971), these being the only tetrasporangia reported for the genus (Searles 1968).
Information kindly contributed by G.T. Kraft but may now be outdated.
Comments: Distribution: Both species occur subtidally along southern Australia from southwest Western Australia to Victoria.
Numbers of names and species: There are 8 species names in the database at present.
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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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 14 January 2001 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 18 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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