Suhria J.ex , 1843, nom. cons.
Holotype species: Suhria vittata (Linnaeus) Endlicher
Currently accepted name for the type species: Gelidium vittatum (Linnaeus) Kützing
Original publication and holotype designation: Endlicher, S.L. (1843). Mantissa botanica altera. Sistens genera plantarum supplementum tertium. pp. [i-vi], 1-111. Vindobonae [Vienna]: apud Fridericum Beck, Universitatis Bibliopolam.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Gelidium.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Tronchin, E.M., Freshwater, D.W., Bolton, J.J. & Anderson, R.J. (2002). A reassessment and reclassification of species in the genera Onikusa Akatsuka and Suhria J. Agardh ex Endlicher (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data. Botanica Marina 45: 548-558.
Description: Thallus cartilagineous, lanceolate-complanate, 15-20 cm high, attached to the substratum by a discoid holfast. Erect axes cylindrical at the base, soon flattened, up to 1 cm broad, ending in lanceolate or truncate apices. Primary and secondary branches arising from the margins of the main axes and similar in appearance to the main axes; narrowed and nearly cylindrical at the base, expanded and compressed distally. Axes and branches with a notorious mid-rib and with margins invested with numerous leaf-like proliferations. In cross section the cortical cells are rounded, 4-8 µm diam., gradually grading into larger cortical cells and then into modullary cells, 8-20 µm diam. Elongated, colourless cells (named rhizines, hyphae or rhizoidal filaments) are abundant in the medulla. Cystocarps sphaerical, borne on marginal proliferations in the fertile thalli. Tetrasporangial sori also develop in the marginal proliferations of the thallus.
Information kindly contributed by B. Santelices but may now be outdated.
Comments: A genus known only for the coast of South Africa. The species normally is found epiphytic on the kelp Ecklonia maxima
Numbers of names and species: There are 8 species names in the database at present.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 30 September 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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