Anotrichium Nägeli, 1862

Holotype species: Anotrichium barbatum (C.Agardh) Nägeli

Original publication and holotype designation: Nägeli, C. (1862 '1861'). Beiträge zur morphologie und systematik der Ceramiaceae. Sitzungsberichte der Königlichen Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu München 1861(2): 297-415, 30 figs, 1 pl.

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Description: Thallus filamentous, ecorticate, erect from a prostrate system; prostrate axes with unicellular rhizoids and erect axes arising at proximal ends of cells; erect axes often forming unilaterally and dividing irregularly to subdichotomously or trichotomously; cells multinucleate; trichoblasts conspicuous at branch apices but deciduous. Spermatangia borne in open dense naked clusters on short lateral branches at articulations. Procarps subapical on short (3-celled) fertile axes; hypogenous (basal) cell becoming large and pyriform; subapical cell bearing a sterile pericentral cell and a supporting cell, the latter with a sterile cell in addition to the 4-celled carpogonial branch. Carposporophytes terminating branchlets; gonimoblasts surrounded by a whorl of involucral cells arising from the hypogenous cell. Tetrasporangia stalked, 4–8 or more in whorls at upper articulations, lacking involucral filaments, tetrahedrally divided.

Information contributed by: Huisman (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-10-10 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.

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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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