Wrangelia C.Agardh, 1828

Holotype species: Wrangelia penicillata (C.Agardh) C.Agardh

Original publication: Agardh, C.A. (1828). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Voluminis secundi. Sectio prior. pp. [i]-lxxvi, [i]-189. Gryphiae [Greifswald]: sumptibus Ernesti Mauriti [Ernst Mauritius].

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Type designated in: Agardh, J.G. (1842). Algae maris Mediterranei et Adriatici, observationes in diagnosin specierum et dispositionem generum. pp. [i]-x, 1-164. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fortin, Masson et Cie.

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Description: Thallus erect or with prostrate and erect axes; growth by alternate oblique divisions of apical cells. Primary indeterminate axes with 3–5 whorl branches per axial cell; indeterminate branches arising from basal cells of whorl branches; cortication present or absent, formed by encircling filaments arising from reduced or basal cells of regular whorl branches, and (in some species) descending rhizoids arising from basal cells of whorl branches, or (in some species) secondary filaments arising from descending rhizoids. Cells uninucleate. Spermatangia arising in involucrate pedicellate heads borne on the basal cells of whorl branches. Carposporophytes terminal on branches, with a large fusion cell subtending gonimoblasts, with terminal carposporangia; involucral filaments in 2 ranks. Tetrasporangia borne on lower cells of whorl branches, involucrate, tetrahedrally divided.

Information contributed by: Huisman (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-12-05 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., Alongi, G. & Serio, D. coautrice per le Ceramieae (2023). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Rhodophyta - Rhodymeniophycidae III: Ceramiales I (RHODOMELACEAE escluse). Bollettino Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali in Catania 56(386): 81-621, 109 pls.

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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. 05 December 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 December 2023

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