Stictyosiphon Kützing, 1843
Holotype species: Stictyosiphon adriaticus Kützing
Original publication and holotype designation: 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, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Description: Erect thalli branched filiformis, solid, parenchymatous, composed of inner cells and one to several layers of pigmented peripheral cells, attached with rhizoidal holdfast. Terminal and lateral phaeophycean hairs present. Growth diffuse. Cells contain many discoidal chloroplasts without pyrenoids. Unilocular sporangia formed from peripheral cells. Plurilocular sporangia very variable in shape, appear intercalary at the terminal thin parts of the thallus. Unispores and plurispores pear-shaped with one chloroplast with stigma, normally biflagellated. Sexual reproduction unknown. Rosenvinge (1935) reported heteromorphic life history in S. tortilis , and Rosenvinge (1935), Sauvageau (1929) and South and Hooper (1976) reported direct type of life history in S. soriferus and S. adriaticus.
Information contributed by: H. Kawai. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-11-04 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 masculine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156.
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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. 04 November 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 October 2022