Lemanea Bory, 1808, nom. cons.

Holotype species: Lemanea corallina Bory

Currently accepted name for the type species: Lemanea fluviatilis (Linnaeus) C.Agardh

Original publication and holotype designation: Bory de Saint-Vincent, [J.B.G.M.] (1808). Mémoire sur le genre Lemanea de la famille des Conferves. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 12: 177-190, pls 21, 22.

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Description: thalli monoecious; cartilaginous, pseudoparenchymatous tubular; light green to olive green, violet to black in colour; stalked or unstalked, narrow at the base gradually becoming wider, divided into wider nodes and narrower internodes; spermatangia circular papillae variable in number or very rarely fusing into narrow bands around nodes; carpogonia with a thin trichogyne that protrudes through the outer cortex, carposporophytes developing internally in both the internodal and nodal regions; internal construction consisting of central axis without cortical filaments; in longitudinal section, "ray" cells from the central axis to the outer cortex abutting cortex forming either a T- or L-shape; cortex composed of small photosynthetic cells on the outside and one or more layers of larger non-photosynthetic cells on the interior; carposporophytes develop within the thallus in the internodal regions, sometimes extending into the nodal region, often filling this region at maturity; carposporangia obovoidal or ellipsoidal, often produced in chains.

Information contributed by: Vis & Necchi (2021: 216). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-04-15 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Vis, M.L. & Necchi, O., Jr. (2021). Subphylum Eurhodophytina, Class Florideophyceae, Subclass Nemaliophycidae, Order Batrachospermales. In: Freshwater red algae Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography. ( Eds), pp. 129-332. Cham: Springer [Springer Nature Switzerland AG].

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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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