Nitophyllum Greville, 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]-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.
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 2018-10-08 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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.
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 October 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 02 October 2023