Corynophlaea Kützing, 1843
Lectotype species: Corynophlaea umbellata (C.Agardh) Kützing
Original publication: 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.
Type designated in: Kützing, F.T. (1858). Tabulae phycologicae; oder, Abbildungen der Tange. Vol. VIII pp. i-ii, 1-48, 100 plates. Nordhausen: Gedruckt auf kosten des Verfassers (in commission bei W. Köhne).
Description: Plant epiphytic, solitary or confluent, attached on the host by slightly penetrating into the host tissue, hemispherical or globular, gelatinous, up to 10 mm in diameter, yellowish brown or mediate brown, haplostichous, composed of prostrate basal cell layer, medullary layer and cortical layer. Medullary layer consisting of radially arranged di- trichotomously branched, filaments of large colorless elongated cells. Cortical layer consisting of long, slightly moniliform assimilatory filaments. Each cell contains many chloroplasts with pyrenoids. Phaeophycean hairs present, formed on the basal cells of the assimilatory filament. Unilocular sporangia borne laterally at the base of assimilatory filament, ovoid or irregular in shape. Plurilocular sporangia formed on upper cortical cells or at the base of assimilatory filament, uniseriate or biseriate. Mostly summer annual.
Information contributed by: H. Kawai. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2014-06-20 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. -484, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.
Comments: Known from Atlantic Ocean and the coast of Australia and New Zealand.
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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. 20 June 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 01 October 2022