Nitophyllum, 1830, nom. cons.
Lectotype species: Nitophyllum punctatum (Stackhouse) Greville
Original publication:Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, -218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
Type designated in Schmitz, F. (1889). Systematische Übersicht der bisher bekannten Gattungen der Florideen. Flora oder Allgemeine botanische Zeitung 72: 435-456, pl. XXI.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. -326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.
Type selected by Schmitz (1889: 445). - (26 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Thallus erect or decumbent, blade-like, thin and membranous, lobed or with broad divisions, attached by a thickened holdfast; if decumbent anchored by marginal rhizoids or peg-like protuberances on ventral or marginal surfaces. Growth by obliquely dividing marginal cells. Structure monostromatic. Spermatangia in ±oval sori, coalescing laterally as they mature, located near the margins. Cystocarps seemingly randomly scattered; carposporangia solitary. Tetrasporangia in well-defined sori near terminal margins or blade divisions, tetrahedrally divided.
Information contributed by: J.M.Husiman & S.-M.Lin (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 8 Oct 2018 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 164 species names in the database at present, as well as 44 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 32 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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 September 2019.