Erythrophyllum J.Agardh, 1872

Holotype species: Erythrophyllum delesserioides J.Agardh

Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1872). Bidrag till Florideernes systematik. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 8(6): 1-60.

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Description: Lanceolate, simple or divided, with a terete stipe and discoid holdfast. Midrib distinct, percurrent, with pinnate branches, simple or forked, extending into blade. Medulla filamentous. Cortex of isodiametric cells, progressively smaller toward cuticle. Reproductive structures occurring in papillae on surface of blade. A single 3-celled carpogonial branch borne on each supporting cell together with one or two subsidiary cells. Fusion cell involving supporting cell and subsidiary cells only, producing nonseptate connecting filaments that contact separate auxiliary cells, also bearing subsidiary cells. Groups of carposporangia separated by sterile filaments. Spermatangia undescribed. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia zonate, scattered in cortex. Lanceolate, simple or divided, with a terete stipe and discoid holdfast. Midrib distinct, percurrent, with pinnate branches, simple or forked, extending into blade. Medulla filamentous. Cortex of isodiametric cells, progressively smaller toward cuticle. Reproductive structures occurring in papillae on surface of blade. A single 3-celled carpogonial branch borne on each supporting cell together with one or two subsidiary cells. Fusion cell involving supporting cell and subsidiary cells only, producing nonseptate connecting filaments that contact separate auxiliary cells, also bearing subsidiary cells. Groups of carposporangia separated by sterile filaments. Spermatangia undescribed. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia zonate, scattered in cortex.

Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2019-05-27 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 neuter.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Saunders, G.W., Huisman, J.M., Vergés, A., Kraft, G.T. & Le Gall, L. (2017). Phylogenetic analyses support recognition of ten new genera, ten new species and 16 new combinations in the family Kallymeniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 38(2): 79-132, 126 figs.

Comments: Low intertidal in areas exposed to heavy surf. Known only from the northeast Pacific Ocean: eastern Gulf of Alaska to central California.

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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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