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Lophocladia (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz, 1893

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Lophothalieae

Holotype species: Lophocladia trichoclados (C.Agardh) F.Schmitz

Original publication and holotype designation: Schmitz, F. (1893). Die Gattung Lophothalia J. Ag. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 11: 212-232.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Nomenclatural notes
J. Agardh (1863) created Lophocladia as a section of Dasya, and Schmitz (1893) raised it/created a new genus for it with L. trichoclados as its generitype (Schneider, pers. comm., 15 August 2013). - (15 Aug 2013) - M.D. Guiry

Description: Thallus erect, occasionally with decumbent branches, attached by a discoid holdfast. Erect axes pseudodichotomously branched, polysiphonous; each segment with 4 pericentral cells and a persistent pigmented trichoblast, corticated by descending rhizoids originating from the pericentrals. Trichoblasts radially arranged in a quarter spiral, subalternately branched. Spermatangia arising on lower branch of trichoblasts; fertile section becoming polysiphonous and densely covered with spermatangia. Procarps borne on the second cell of short polysiphonous branchlets. Cystocarps spherical, occasionally with a prominent ostiole. Tetrasporangia in torulose glabrous stichidia on the lower branch of the trichoblast, 1 sporangium per segment in a spiral pattern.

Information contributed by: Huisman (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 9 Oct 2018 by M.D. Guiry.

Comments: Intertidal to subtidal in tropical and subtropical regions.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 26 January 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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