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Dasycladus C.Agardh, 1828

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Dasycladales
Family Dasycladaceae

Holotype species: Dasycladus claviformis (Roth) C.Agardh

Currently accepted name for the type species: Dasycladus vermicularis (Scopoli) Krasser

Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, C.A. (1828). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Voluminis secundi. Sectio prior. pp. [i]-lxxvi, [i]-189. Gryphiae [Greifswald]: sumptibus Ernesti Mauriti [Ernst Mauritius].
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Precise date of publicationSeptember-December 1828

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Nomenclatural notes
Mentioned in Agardh (1827: 640), but no description, but mentions Spongia vermicularis Scop. as the only species. - (17 Jul 2014) - M.D. Guiry

Description: Thallus unbranched unicell 3-6 cm tall, compact rhizoid, stalk bearing tightly packed whorls of ca. 12 thrice di- then trichotomously branched laterals. Calcification at base of lateral. Parietal chloroplasts numerous and discoid. Deep green solitary gametangium, a modified secondary lateral. Biflagellate gametes formed directly from gametangium which is initially uninucleate. Different from Batophora in compactness of whorls, single gametangium per lateral unit and the lack of cyst formation in gametangia. Gamete release occurs when gametangium still attached to thallus. Dasycladus tropical to warm temperate, known from Australia, Caribbean and Mediterranean Seas in shallow water on solid substrates on reefs, mangrove lagoons and canals. Most similar to Batophora and Chlorocladus, and these genera previously segregated into own subfamily.

Information contributed by: L.B. Liddle. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 29 Aug 2011 by M.D. Guiry.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 03 May 2011 by M.D. Guiry

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