Endocladia J., 1841
Holotype species: Endocladia vernicata J.Agardh
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1841). In historiam algarum symbolae. Linnaea 15: 1-50, 443-457.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.
Description: Cylindrical, profusely subdichotomously to irregularly branched, with minute conical spines. Short and bushy. Uniaxial, with two pericentral cells, at right angles to each other. Inner cortical cells clavate, becoming smaller and more elliptical toward cuticle. Pit plugs lacking cap layers. Dioecious. Usually two two-celled carpogonial branches and a single, proximally situated auxiliary cell borne in a cluster of branches on an inner cortical cell. Carposporangia in chains. Most cells of carposporophyte maturing into carposporangia. Cystocarp projecting above thallus surface. Fusion cell and carpostome lacking. Spermatangia in short chains, superficial. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia irregularly cruciately divided, surrounded by unbranched sterile cells in a nemathecium.
Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 30 Aug 2011 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Intertidal. Southwest Atlantic Ocean: Brazil; northeast Pacific Ocean: Alaska to Mexico.
Numbers of names and species: There are 5 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 2 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2010). Addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 53: 291-299.
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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: 30 August 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 September 2021.