Platysiphonia Børgesen, 1931
Holotype species: Platysiphonia miniata (C.Agardh) Børgesen
Currently accepted name for the type species: Platysiphonia delicata (Clemente) Cremades
Original publication and holotype designation: Börgesen, F. [Børgesen, F.] (1931). Sur Platysiphonia nov. gen. et sur les organes mâles et femelles du Platysiphonia miniata (Ag.) nov. comb. (Sarcomenia miniata (Ag.) J. Ag.). In: Recueil de Travaux Cryptogamiques dédiés à Louis Mangin. (Anon. Eds), pp. 21-29. Paris: Laboratoire de Cryptogamie, Muséum National d'Historie Naturelle.
Description: Thallus erect or with prostrate and erect axes, richly branched; branches compressed, in some species corticated. Structure with 4 pericentral cells; lateral pericentral cells each cutting off 2 flanking cells, these remaining undivided in vegetative parts. Reproduction mostly as for the family. Pericarp with erect filaments each cutting off 2 outer pericentral cells. Spermatangial axes with sterile transverse pericentral cells and flanking cells.
Information contributed by: Huisman (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2019-07-10 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: Díaz-Tapia, P., Pasella, M.M., Verbruggen, H. & Maggs, C.A. (2019). Morphological evolution and classification of the red algal order Ceramiales inferred using plastid phylogenomics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 137: 76-85, fig. 3.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 10 July 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 March 2023