Schimmelmannia Schousboe ex Kützing, 1849

Holotype species: Schimmelmannia ornata Schousboe ex Kützing

Currently accepted name for the type species: Schimmelmannia schousboei (J.Agardh) J.Agardh

Original publication and holotype designation: Kützing, F.T. (1847). Diagnosen und Bemerkungen zu neuen oder kritischen Algen. Botanische Zeitung 5: 1-5, 22-25, 33-38, 52-55, 164-167, 177-180, 193-198, 219-223.

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Precise date of publication: 23-24 July 1849

Description: Compressed, subdichotomously branched to several orders with abundant simple or pinnately branched distichous laterals. Uniaxial with four periaxial cells. Cortex of nearly isodiametric cells, progressively smaller toward cuticle. Rhizoids present. Carpogonial branch and auxiliary cell branch borne on same adventitious filament in inner cortex. Carpogonium dividing once or twice after fertilization, and one of the resultant cells fusing with the nearby, terminal auxiliary cell. Gonimoblast small, all cells maturing into carposporangia. Carpostome present. Spermatangia superficial. Tetrasporophyte heteromorphic, crustose, or life cycle direct, without tetrasporophytic phase. Tetrasporangia cruciate.

Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2020-03-08 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Saunders, G.W., Filloramo, G., Dixon, K., Le Gall, L., Maggs, C.A. & Kraft, G.T. (2016). Multigene analyses resolve early diverging lineages in the Rhodymeniophycidae (Florideophyceae, Rhodphyta). Journal of Phycology 52(4): 505-522.

Comments: Oregon, California, Japan, Australia, Cape Verde, Tristan da Cunha, Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic France.

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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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