Pinnatiphycus N'Yeurt, Payri & P.W., 2006
Holotype species: Pinnatiphycus menouanus N'Yeurt, Payri & P.W.Gabrielson
Original publication and holotype designation: N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Payri, C.E., Gabrielson, P.W. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Pinnatiphycus menouana gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta: Dicranemataceae) from New Caledonia and Fiji (South Pacific): vegetative and reproductive morphology and molecular phylogeny. Phycologia 45: 422-431.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.
Description: Thallus basally subcylindrical and stoloniferous, upper parts flattened, complanate, subdichotomously (lower) to dichotomously (upper) branched, attached to the substratum via a basal disc and several cylindrical haptera issued at right angles from the inferior surface. Mature axes with a filamentous medulla of elongate clusters of cells mostly with yellow refractive contents surrounded on either side by large rounded medullary cells becoming progressively smaller and grading into a layer of small radially elongate cortical cells. Plants monoecious; carpogonial branch three-celled, oriented straight to the thallus surface, occurring in locally swelled areas all along the cortex of cylindrical lateral branchlets. Presumably nonprocarpic. Carposporophyte spherical, with a small central fusion cell, bearing radial gonimoblast filaments terminating in chains of two to three carposporangia oriented toward the surface. Cystocarps globular and with wide ostioles, occurring singly or in clusters of two to three in subterminal, median or basal positions on cylindrical lateral branchlets. Spermatangia in isolated clusters of two to three, occurring in sunken areas of the cortex at the basal part of the cystocarpic lateral branchlets. Tetrasporangia zonate, each associated with once-divided club-shaped sterile paraphyses and scattered among normal cortical cells in slightly swollen terminal areas of lateral branchlets.The most recent alteration to this page was made on 1 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Pinnatiphycus is named for the terete, pinnately arranged unbranched laterals that conspicuously characterize the thalli.
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present, which has 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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N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Payri, C.E., Gabrielson, P.W. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Pinnatiphycus menouana gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta: Dicranemataceae) from New Caledonia and Fiji (South Pacific): vegetative and reproductive morphology and molecular phylogeny. Phycologia 45: 422-431.
Verification of data
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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: 01 August 2006 by Antoine N'Yeurt
Verified by: 01 May 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 September 2018.