Lobophora J.Agardh, 1894
Holotype species: Lobophora nigrescens J.Agardh
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1894). Analecta algologica, observationes de speciebus algarum minus cognitae earumque dispositione. Continuatio I. Lunds Universitets ÅrsSkrift, Andra Afdelningen, Kongl. Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Handlingar 29(9): 1-144, 2 plates.
Description: Thalli decumbent to erect, arising from a matted rhizoidal holdfast, up to 20 cm long, with broadly flabellate to irregularly laterally branched fronds. Growth initiated by a complete row of apical cells. Thalli usually 7-12 cells thick with an outermost layer of cortical cells overlying the larger internal medullary cells. Cells in transverse section rectangular, arranged in tiers with 2 cortical cells overlying each medullary cell. Medullary cells of uniform size except for the markedly larger central layer. Cortical cells with numerous discoid chloroplasts. Hairs arranged in concentric lines or scattered tufts. Sporangial sori scattered or in concentric bands on both surfaces of the thallus, indusiate, without paraphyses. Sporangia without a basal stalk cell, producing 8 spores. Oogonia in indefinite sori on both surfaces of the frond. Antheridial plants not known. Tropical to temperate seas.
Information contributed by: J. A. Phillips and R. J. King. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-06-08 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156, 1 fig., 1 table.
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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. 08 June 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 May 2023