Vickersia Karsakoff, 1896
Lectotype species: Vickersia canariensis Karsakoff
Currently accepted name for the type species: Vickersia baccata (J.Agardh) Karsakoff
Original publication:Karsakoff, N. (1896). Sur deux Floridées nouvelles pour la flore des Canaries. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Série 8 4: 281-288, pl. 3.
Type designated in De Toni, G.B. (1924). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. VI. Florideae. Sectio V. Additamenta. pp. i-xi, 1-767. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. , 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
ING has a lectotype of Vickersia baccata (J.Agardh) Karsakoff selected by Børgesen (1930: 20). However, Athanasiadis (2016: 1012) lists "(typ: V. canariensis, De Toni 1924: 466)," who clearly says "Species typica generis, Vickersia canariensis Kars.,...". - (25 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Thallus prostrate and erect, axes ecorticate, each cell swollen, claviform, multinucleate and bearing a whorl of 1-4 determinate branchlets. Procarps subapical, 4-celled carpogonial branch on one (supporting cell) of 3 pericentral cells, post fertilization stages unknown, carposporophyte with terminal carposporangia surrounded by involucral filaments. Spermatangial heads on basal cells of branchlets. Tetrasporangia sessile, numerous (to 5O or more) on basal cells of 2-celled determinate branchlets, tetrahedrally divided. Distinctive in the unusually large number of sporangia on each fertile cell.
Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 25 Jan 2017 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Known from the Mediterranean, the Azores and the Canary Islands, epiphytic and on rocks above low-tide.
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present, of which 1 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..
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Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2010). Addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 53: 291-299.
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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: 30 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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