Fimbrifolium G.I.Hansen, 1980

Holotype species: Fimbrifolium dichotomum (Lepechin) G.I.Hansen

Original publication and holotype designation: Hansen, G.I. (1980). A morphological study of Fimbrifolium, a new genus in the Cystocloniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 16: 207-217.

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Description: Plants reach 20 cm in height and are erect, membranous, and marginally proliferous. Sections are mostly pseudoparechymatous throughout save for the central axial cells. Surface rosettes of cortical cells are prominent. Carpogonial branches are 3-celled, the basal cell often bearing a single sterile cell, and auxiliary cells are not distinguishable prior to diploidization. It has not been fully determined that the female gametophyte is procarpic in the way that seems to be otherwise uniform for the family.

Information contributed by: G.T. Kraft & M.D. Guiry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2011-11-17 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

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: The species occurs in the north Atlantic from northern United States in the west to Europe and the Mediterranean in the east. It has a circumpolar Arctic distribution, extending south to northern Japan in the Pacific (Tokida, 1954). Fimbrifolium spinulosum (Ruprecht) Perestenko is known from the colder waters of the north Pacific.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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