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Dissimularia G.T.Kraft & G.W.Saunders, 2014

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Chondrymeniaceae

Holotype species: Dissimularia dactylocarpa G.T.Kraft & G.W.Saunders

Original publication and holotype designation: Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2014). Crebradomus and Dissimularia, new genera in the family Chondrymeniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from the central, southern and western Pacific Ocean. Phycologia 53(2): 146-166.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Description: Thalli bright to deep burgundy red; basally and marginally attached by discoid holdfasts; fronds prostrate, repent or erect on basalt or calcareous rock, frequently overlying hydrozoans, to 160 mm in lateral spread. Blades usually imbricate, not or only infrequently secondarily connected by haptera, often consisting of single or linear series of basally constricted opuntioid units 8-15 mm across in Lord Howe type material, the segments 15-25 mm across in Hawaiian populations; fronds 20-160 mm in lateral spread, lobes 8-15 mm broad, 80-200 µm thick. Reproductive structures in dactyloid marginal pods 450-800 µm wide, up to 2.5 mm long, the surfaces smooth or bearing varying numbers of branched, uniseriate filaments 100-150 lm in length by 6-8 µm in diameter, these arising singly or as densely aggregated extensions of extensive patches of surface cortical cells.

Information contributed by: Original description.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 22 Apr 2014 by M.D. Guiry.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.

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