Corynomorpha J., 1872, nom. cons.
Holotype species: Corynomorpha prismatica (J.Agardh) 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.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Huisman, J.M. & De Clerck, O. (2018). Halymeniales. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 279-294. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Description: Thallus erect, cartilaginous, terete to clavate, simple to a few times dichotomously branched. Structure multiaxial; medulla filamentous; cortex pseudoparenchymatous, with several cell layers, the outermost with cells in anticlinal rows. Reproductive structures in nemathecia encircling the distal portion of thalli. Spermatangia catenate. Procarpic. Carpogonial branches lateral on nemathecial filaments, 2-celled, arising in clusters associated with an intercalary auxiliary cell. Gonimoblasts outwardly directed, arising from an auxiliary cell. Cystocarps small, numerous and closely aggregated, immersed in the nemathecia. Tetrasporangial nemathecia below branch apices, with tetrasporangia lateral on nemathecial filaments, cruciately to irregularly divided. Life history triphasic, with isomorphic gametophytes and tetrasporophytes.
Information contributed by: J. Huisman & O. De Clerck (2018).. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 26 Sep 2018 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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 26 September 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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