Type species: a type species (generitype) appears not to have been designated.
Original publication:Sauvageau, C. (1898 '1897'). Sur quelques Myrionémacées. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, série 8 5: 161-288.
Precise date of publicationNone
Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
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.
"Athanasiadis (1996: 178) treated this genus as congeneric with Phycocelis Strömfelt, giving any comments. Conversely, we agree with Foslie (1894: 130) and Sauvageau (1898: 18) in considering Phycocelis as congeneric with Myrionema." (Cormaci et al. 2012: 130). - (27 Aug 2015) - M.D. Guiry
Numbers of names and species: There are 6 species names in the database at present, of which 2 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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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 August 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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