Pleurocladia A.Braun, 1855
Holotype species: Pleurocladia lacustris A.Braun
Precise date of publication: July 1855
Description: The thallus consists of 2 distinct parts, a basal portion of loosely organized filaments and an upright portion. The upright filaments are very short ca. 0.1 mm. Branching irregular, alternate or opposite. Each cell contains a parietal cup-shaped chloroplast becoming lobed with age. Unilocular sporangia develop from cells of basal or upright filaments; one cell may support more than one sporangium. True phaeophycean hairs with a basal sheath occur.
Information contributed by: P. M. Pedersen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2014-06-20 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: 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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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 20 June 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 04 June 2023