Scageliopsis E.M., 1981
Holotype species: Scageliopsis patens E.M.Wollaston
Original publication and holotype designation: Wollaston, E.M. (1981 '1980'). Descriptions of two new genera, Scageliopsis and Glandothamnus (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta), including five previously undescribed species from Southern Australia. Pacific Science 34: 109-127.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 127: 1-221.
Description: Thallus small, erect, axes with regular whorls of 2-4 determinate branchlets from each cell, branchlets often initiated in irregular sequence at apices. Gland cells lateral on cells of branchlets. Procarps on basal (supporting) cells of branchlets, fertile axes continuing elongation as carposporophyte develops. Carposporangia in rounded groups. Spermatangia on short branches on branchlets. Tetrasporangia cruciately or tetrahedrally divided. Differs from Scagelia Wollaston in thallus morphology especially features of determinate branchlets.
Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 18 Jan 2017 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Recorded only from St. Vincent Gulf, S. Australia.
Numbers of names and species: There are 3 species names in the database at present, of which 3 have 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..
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 31 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 19 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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