Epicladia Reinke, 1889

Holotype species: Epicladia flustrae Reinke

Original publication and holotype designation: Reinke, J. (1889). Atlas deutscher Meeresalgen Im Auftrage des Königlich Preussischen Ministeriums für Landwirthschaft, Domänen und Forsten herausgegeben im Interesse der Fischerei von der Kommision zur wissenschaftlichen Untersuchung der deutschen Meere. Vol. 1 pp. [i-iv], 1-34, pls 1-4, 5/6, 7-11, 12/13, 14-25. Berlin: Paul Parey.

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Description: Uniseriate branched filaments, some species forming open branched tufts, others rather compact pseudoparenchymatous thalli. Hairs not present. Vegetative cells with parietal chloroplast with one or more pyrenoids. Asexual propagation by pyriform bi- or quadriflagellate zoospores. Sporangia formed from vegetative cells, reflecting size and shape of these apart from an exit papilla or short exit tube. Species presently referred to Epicladia live in brackish and marine environments. The type species associated with bryozoans, another species endophytic in old drifting leaves of Zostera marina, one is calcicolous, and remaining species epiphytic. Although seven species described, hairless species of Entocladia may be referred to Epicladia when critically studied.

Information contributed by: R. Nielsen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2011-08-29 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.

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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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