Periplegmatium Kützing, 1843

Holotype species: Periplegmatium ceramii Kützing

Description: This genus consists of uniseriate, partly coalescent filaments with 5-7 chloroplasts per cell. Nielsen (1979) has studied the type material and has convincingly shown that this is a brown alga. However, it is most likely a microthallus, but further identification is not possible due to lack of hairs and reproductive structures.

Information contributed by: P. M. Pedersen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2009-09-12 by Stephen Cusack.

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

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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