Euptilota (Kützing) Kützing, 1849
Lectotype species: Euptilota formosissima (Montagne) Kützing
Original publication: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, -922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
Type designated in: Schmitz, F. (1889). Systematische Übersicht der bisher bekannten Gattungen der Florideen. Flora oder Allgemeine botanische Zeitung 72: 435-456, pl. XXI.
Description: Thallus erect to 35 cm, flattened, corticated with rhizoids, branching alternate-distichous from apical cell with oblique alternately right and left divisions. Procarps near apices of short branches, carpogonial branches 4-celled on one (supporting cell) of 2 pericentral cells. Fertilization leads to carposporophyte with several groups of massed carposporangia and involucre of branched filaments. Tetrasporangia tetrahedrally-divided, terminal on branchlets in upper parts of thallus.
Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-09-06 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: Hommersand, M.H., Freshwater, D.W., Lopez-Bautista, J.M. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Proposal of the Euptiloteae Hommersand et Fredericq, trib. nov. and transfer of some southern hemisphere Ptiloteae to the Callithamnieae (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 203-225.
Comments: Recorded from New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
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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. 06 September 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 August 2022