Kuckuckia Hamel, 1939
Holotype species: Kuckuckia crinigera (Kuckuck) Hamel
Currently accepted name for the type species: Kuckuckia spinosa (Kützing) Kornmann
Original publication and holotype designation: Hamel, G. (1939). Phéophycées de France. Fasc. V. pp. i-xlvii + 337-431, [432, expl. pl.], [i]-xliv, xlvii], figs 56-60, 10 pls. Paris: [Publié par l'auteur].
Description: Heterotrichous thallus organization; erect filaments branched with lateral and terminal true hairs; juvenile hairs with a basal sheath. Plurilocular sporangia develop by transformation of the apical part of short laterals. The erect thallus may show sympodial branching (see Polytretus for further details). Each vegetative cell contains ribbon-shaped chloroplasts.
Information contributed by: P.M. Pedersen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2014-06-20 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
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, 1 fig., 1 table.
Comments: The life history is of the direct type (Pedersen 1989).
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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. 20 June 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 December 2023