Gloiopeltis J., 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.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
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.
Agardh (1842: 68) clearly says: "Typo Fuco tenaci Turn. tab. 125". - (6 Aug 2014) - M.D. Guiry
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 19 Feb 2020 by M.D. Guiry.
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.
Chinese: Hailuo (Xia 2004).
Numbers of names and species: There are 11 species names in the database at present, as well as 4 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 6 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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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: 19 February 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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