Rhodogorgon J.N.Norris & K.E.Bucher, 1989

Holotype species: Rhodogorgon carriebowensis J.N.Norris & Bucher

Original publication and holotype designation: Norris, J.N. & Bucher, K.E. (1989). Rhodogorgon, an anamolous new red algal genus from the Caribbean Sea. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 102(4): 1050-1066.

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Precise date of publication: 19 December 1989

Description: Thallus erect, cartilaginous, slippery, locally lightly calcified, arising from a small discoid holdfast, with a short stipe and terete to compressed axes. Branching sparse to dense, to several orders, mostly irregular or alternate or radial, occasionally pinnate, secund towards the apices. Structure multiaxial, with a medulla of hyaline intertwined rhizoidal filaments and a sharply demarcated cortex comprising fascicles of anticlinal pigmented filaments. Elongate unidivided calciferous cells forming in the cortex, distally surrounded by a calcite husk. Cells uniaxial, lacking secondary pit connections. Monosporangia arising in midcortex. Spermatangia borne in continuous zones, the parent cells arising bilaterally on subterminal cells of cortical filaments, each cutting off a single spermatangium.

Information contributed by: J.M. Huisman (2018).. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-09-25 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: 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.

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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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