Euthora J.Agardh, 1847

Holotype species: Euthora cristata (C.Agardh) J.Agardh

Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1847). Nya alger från Mexico. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 4: 5-17.

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Description: Flat, narrow, subdichotomously branched to five or more orders. Ultimate branches irregularly alternate to pinnate, terminating in acute apices; narrow marginal proliferations sometimes present. Medulla of large isodiametric cells mixed with small-celled filaments derived from primary medullary and inner cortical cells. Cortical cells isodiametric, progressively smaller toward cuticle. Dioecious. A single 3-celled carpogonial branch borne on supporting cell, usually with one subsidiary cell. Supporting cell serving as auxiliary cell. Carposporangia in groups, separated by gonimoblast filaments. Cystocarp protuberant, with poorly developed carpostome. Spermatangia superficial. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia cruciate or irregular, scattered in cortex.

Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2017-01-23 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Harper, J.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2002). Using molecular data to resolve the taxonomic limits of the genera Callophyllis, Euthora and Pugetia (Kallymeniaceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 50(4): 275-282.

Comments: Cool temperate North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans; Arctic Ocean.

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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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