Cylindrocarpus P.Crouan & H.Crouan, 1851
Holotype species: Cylindrocarpus microscopicus P.Crouan & H.Crouan
Original publication and holotype designation: Crouan, P.L. & Crouan, H.M. (1851). Études microscopiques sur quelques algues nouvelles ou peu connues constituant un genre nouveau. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Troisième série 15: 359-366, pls 16, 17.
Precise date of publication: None
Description: Plants epiphytic or epilithic, minute, spongy cushion, haplostichous, composed of loose longitudinally arranged medullary filaments of large cylindrical or elongated barrel shaped colorless cells, and assimilatory filaments consisting of small pigmented cells. Slender rhizoidal filaments issue from the medullary cells. Phaeophycean hairs present. Ovoid unilocular and uni-biseriate plurilocular sporangia formed on the basal cells of assimilatory filaments. Each cell contains several chloroplasts with pyrenoids.
Information contributed by: H. Kawai.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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, 1 fig., 1 table.
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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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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 02 November 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 December 2022