Porolithon Foslie, 1909
Holotype species: Porolithon onkodes (Heydrich) Foslie
Original publication: Foslie, M. (1909). Algologiske notiser VI. Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Skrifter 1909(2): 1-63.
Type designated in: Lemoine, Mme P. [=M.] (1911). Structure anatomique des Mélobésiées. Application à la classification. Annales de l'Institut Océanographique, Monaco 2(2): 1-213, 14 figs, 3 folded tables, pls I-V.
Description: Thallus encrusting to fruticose. Erect axes non-geniculate. Trichocytes in the form of megacytes. Intercalary initials not fusing laterally prior to the production of cortical cells.
Information contributed by: R.A. Townsend & J.M. Huisman (2018).. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-09-25 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
Comments: emend. A. Kato & M. Baba in Kato et al. 2011: 8 (fide Rösler et al., 2016).
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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. 25 September 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 11 December 2023