Dasya C.Agardh, 1824, nom. cons.
Holotype species: Dasya pedicellata (C.Agardh) C.Agardh
Currently accepted name for the type species: Dasya baillouviana (S.G.Gmelin) Montagne
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, C.A. (1824). Systema algarum. pp. [i]-xxxvii, -312. Lundae [Lund]: Literis Berlingianis [Berling].
Description: Thallus erect or decumbent, sparingly to profusely branched (many species villose); growth sympodial. Branching radial or secondarily bilateral; axes terete or flattened, with 4 or 5 pericentral cells cut off in a circular sequence, each segment bearing a persistent pseudolateral; axes corticated or not. Adventitious monosiphonous filaments present or absent, formed on pericentral cells, cortical cells and/or pseudolaterals. Spermatangial branchlets transforming from pseudolaterals. Carpogonial branches formed on third pericentral cell (of 5) of fertile segment. Cystocarp usually with an elongate ostiolate pericarp. Tetrasporangia in stichidia, tetrahedrally divided, 4–6 per segment; post-sporangial cover cells forming from fertile pericentral cell.
Information contributed by: Huisman (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 feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
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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 07 December 2022