Hypoglossum Kützing, 1843

Lectotype species: Hypoglossum woodwardii Kützing

Currently accepted name for the type species: Hypoglossum hypoglossoides (Stackhouse) Collins & Hervey

Original publication: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.

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Type designated in: Kylin, H. (1924). Studien über die Delesseriaceen. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 20(6): 1-111, 80 figs.

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Description: Thallus of flat branched blades, with a midrib and lateral alae (wings) but lacking lateral veins. Growth from a single transversely dividing apical cell, the blades developing symmetrically, with all apical cells of second- and third-order cell rows reaching the margins. Structure monostromatic except for the midrib region; intercalary cell divisions lacking in all cell rows; branching by endogenous initials restricted to the midrib, or rarely from the mid-region of the alae. Cystocarps on midrib. Tetrasporangia on blades, in 2 or more layers, usually arranged in sori on both sides of the midrib. Spermatangia in variously shaped sori on alae, small (essentially occupying 1 cell) or coalescing in irregular shapes, or forming distinct chevrons.

Information contributed by: J.M.Husiman & S.-M.Lin (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-10-08 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

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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.

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