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).
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
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.
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 20 Jun 2014 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Known from Atlantic Ocean and the coast of Australia and New Zealand.
Numbers of names and species: There are 10 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 8 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..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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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.
Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 June 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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