Thuretellopsis Kylin, 1925

Holotype species: Thuretellopsis peggiana Kylin

Original publication and holotype designation: Kylin, H. (1925). The marine red algae in the vicinity of of the Biological Station at Friday Harbor, Wash. Lunds Universitets Årsskrift, Ny Följd, Andra Afdelningen 21(9): 1-87, 47 figs.

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Description: Uniaxial, terete, mucilaginous, irregularly branched to two orders. Central axial filament of large cells, each bearing dense, subdichotomously branched cortical fascicles. Rhizoids from inner cortical cells cloaking axis. Hairs present. Cuticle and secondary pit connections lacking. Monoecious. Carpogonium terminating a distally recurved, proximally branched, adventitious filament. Fertilized carpogonium dividing, each product fusing with a cell of the carpogonial branch, then producing connecting filaments that contact a succession of usually proximal auxiliary cells on separate, proximally branched, adventitious filaments. Cystocarp embedded in thallus; most if not all cells maturing into relatively small carposporangia. Spermatangia distal on distal cells of cortical fascicles, cut off by oblique walls. Tetrasporophyte heteromorphic, crustose. Tetrasporangia cruciate.

Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2010-10-07 by M.D. Guiry.

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

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.

Comments: Known only from southern British Columbia and northern Washington in the eastern North 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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