Carpoblepharis Kützing, 1843, nom. cons.
Type species: a type species (generitype) appears not to have been designated.
Original publication:Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.
INA: The two original species of this genus were considered conspecific with Fucus flaccidus Turner 1808 (non J.V.Lamouroux 1802, nec J. Labillardière 1806) by Kützing (Sp. Algarum 690. 23-24 Jul. 1849). Carpoblepharis flaccid (J.V.Lamouroux) Kützing (Delesseria flaccid J.V.Lamouroux) was designated lectotype by F. Schmitz (Flora 72: 451. 1889). - (5 Oct 2010) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Thallus erect to 25 cm, bilaterally compressed, distichous, pinnately-branched to 4 orders of branching. Determinate branchlets fringe-like from branch margins. Axes densely corticated with filaments arising from pericentral cells. Procarps, 2-3 on branchlets along thallus margins. Carpogonial branches, 4-celled on basal (supporting) cells of short branchlets developed from first of up to 8 pericentral cells on axial cell of fertile branch. Auxiliary cell cut off from supporting cell, giving rise to carposporophyte with globose groups of carposporangia. Fusion cell formed from foot-cell, supporting cell and axial cell. Spermatangia from surface cortical cells. Tetrasporangia on pericentral cells in stichidia along thallus margins, tetrahedrally divided.
Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 31 Aug 2017 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Closely related to Ceramium, but more robust with thicker axial cortication. Recorded from South Africa, Sri Lanka and Taiwan, epiphytic on Ecklonia and Macrocystis.
Numbers of names and species: There are 8 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 4 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2010). Addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 53: 291-299.
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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: 30 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 31 August 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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