Raphidiopsis F.E.Fritsch & M.F.Rich, 1929

Holotype species: Raphidiopsis curvata F.E.Fritsch & M.F.Rich

Original publication and holotype designation: Fritsch, F.E. & Rich, F. (1929). Freshwater algae from Griqualand West. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 18: 1-123.

Description: Filamentous; trichomes solitary, free floating, without sheaths or gelatinous envelopes, straight, waved or screw-like coiled, isopolar, uniseriate, usually slightly attenuated toward both ends (or to one end after trichome dissociation), but not elongated in cellular hair-like ends, constricted at crosswalls. Cells barrel-shaped, sometimes slightly elongated to the ends, facultatively with gas vesicles (aggregated in aerotopes); apical cells conical-rounded or pointed. Heterocytes missing. Akinetes develop in the middle of trichomes in series. Reproduction by dissociation of trichomes. Only planktonic, freshwater species, sometimes forming slight water blooms, several species occur only in geographically limited areas (tropical species, China, etc.). Emend. Aguilera, Berrendero Gómez, Kastovsky, Echenique & Salerno (2018: 144).

Information contributed by: J. Komárek. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-08-12 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: Komárek, J., Kaštovský, J., Mares, J. & Johansen, J.R. (2014). Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach. Preslia 86: 295-335.

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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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