Holotype species: Corynocystis prostrata Kraft
Original publication and holotype designation: Kraft, G.T., Liao, L.M., Millar, A.J.K., Coppejans, E.G.G., Hommersand, M.H. & Wilson Freshwater, D. (1999). Marine benthic red algae (Rhodophyta) from Bulusan, Sorsogon Province, Southern Luzon, Philippines. The Philippine Scientist 36: 1-50.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Description: Thallus prostrate. Structure multiaxial, with a filamentous medulla and a cortex of narrow anticlinal widely separated pseudodichotomous filaments, the intervening inner-cortical spaces filled with longitudinally running rhizoids and rhizines; secondary pit connections present in the inner cortex. Gametophytes monoecious, dioecious or possibly protandrous. Spermatangia forming in broad subterminal and submarginal sori. Carpogonial branches straight, 3- or 4-celled, borne singly on undifferentiated inner-cortical supporting cells. Auxiliary cells and early gonimoblast stages unknown. Mature cystocarps thick-walled, ostiolate, hollow; carposporophytes lining inner surfaces of the cystocarp cavity; gonimoblast filaments growing centripetally, producing solitary terminal carposporangia. Tetrasporophytes unknown.
Information contributed by: J.M. Huisman (2018).. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 26 Sep 2018 by M.D. Guiry.
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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: 11 March 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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