Carpopeltis F.Schmitz, 1895

Holotype species: Carpopeltis phyllophora (Hooker f. & Harvey) F.Schmitz

Original publication and holotype designation: Schmitz, F. (1895). Marine Florideen von Deutsch-Ostafrica. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 21: 137-177.

Precise date of publication: 28 Mai 1895

Description: Foliose to compressed, membranous to cartilaginous, stipitate, with small discoid holdfast. Subdichotomously (flabellately) to alternately branched to six orders or more. Midrib conspicuous basally or absent. Medulla filamentous. Cortex of subspherical to cylindrical cells, progressively smaller toward cuticle. Secondary pit connections present. Carpogonial branches and auxiliary cell formation not adequately described. Cystocarps formed in terminal sori. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia cruciate, within subapical nemathecia

Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom & J.A. Lewis. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2020-10-06 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.

Comments: Distributed primarily in warm temperate and tropical waters of the northern and western Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean: Japan, Korea, California, Baja California, Australia (incl. Tasmania), Philippines, Malaysia, Nicobar Is., Reunion I., Mauritius, East and South Africa.

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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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