Gloiopeltis J.Agardh, 1842

Holotype species: Fucus tenax Turner

Currently accepted name for the type species: Gloiopeltis tenax (Turner) Decaisne

Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1842). Algae maris Mediterranei et Adriatici, observationes in diagnosin specierum et dispositionem generum. pp. [i]-x, 1-164. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Fortin, Masson et Cie.

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Description: Cylindrical to slightly compressed, sparsely subdichotomously branched. Short and tufted, with short stipe. Perennating from a basal crust. Uniaxial. Inner cortical cells relatively large, subspherical, becoming smaller toward cuticle. Rhizoids present. Dioecious. Two or more two-celled carpogonial branches and a single, proximally situated auxiliary cell borne in a cluster of branches on an inner cortical cell. Zygotic nucleus transferred to auxiliary cell via a connecting filament. Cystocarp projecting above thallus surface. Most cells of carposporophyte becoming carposporangia. Spermatangia superficial. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia cruciate, scattered in cortex.

Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2020-02-19 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: Gloiopeltis furcata yields an extract known as funoran, which thickens but does not gel in the presence of potassium ions. North Pacific Ocean: Philippines, China, Korea, Japan, U.S.S.R., Alaska to California.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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

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