Beringia Perestenko, 1975
Holotype species: Beringia castanea Perestenko
Original publication and holotype designation: Perestenko, L.P. (1975). Krasnye vodorosli dal'nevostochnykh morej SSSR. Plastinchatye kriptonemievye vodorosli (por. Cryptonemiales, Rhodophyta). Bot. Zhurn. 60: 1676-1689.
Description: Reniform to orbiculate, flat, cleft into sectors. Base cuneate to subcordate. Stipe short, thin. Holdfast discoid. Medulla filamentous, cells somewhat fusiform to elongate, occasionally suborbiculate. Cortex thin, of isodiametric to elliptical cells, progressively smaller toward cuticle. Single 3-celled carpogonial branch borne on supporting cell with three subsidiary cells. Auxiliary cell, post-fertilization development and spermatangia undescribed. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia cruciate, scattered in cortex.
Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2019-05-27 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. (2019). Fourth addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 62(4): 355-367 [1-13].
Comments: Subtidal. Commander Islands (N Pacific).
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 27 May 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 December 2023