Myriocladia J., 1841
Holotype species: Myriocladia lovenii J.Agardh
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1841). In historiam algarum symbolae. Linnaea 15: 1-50, 443-457.
Precise date of publicationApril 1841
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
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.
Description: Thallus erect, epiphytic or epilithic, to 25 cm high, cylindrical axis irregularly and richly branched. Medulla single-stranded, the central filament, which is terminated by an assimilatory filament, is surrounded by downwardgrowing hyphae that in older thallus parts together form a firm syntagmatic medulla. Meristematic region of leading filament among youngest laterals. Sharp border between medulla and cortical layer, which is composed of cylindrical, straight assimilatory filaments, phaeophycean hairs, and ovoid to pyriform unilocular sporangia. Plurilocular sporangia unknown. Life history not studied. Distributed on temperate coasts of the North Atlantic Ocean.
Information contributed by: A. F. Peters. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 20 Jun 2014 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 10 species names in the database at present, of which 4 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 June 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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