Carpodesmia Greville, 1830

Holotype species: Carpodesmia zosteroides (C.Agardh) Greville

Currently accepted name for the type species: Ericaria zosteroides (C.Agardh) Molinari & Guiry

Original publication and holotype designation: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i]-lxxxviii, [1]-218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.

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Description: Thallus attached by prostrate axes with haptera or a small basal disc, caespitose or non-caespitose. Axes cylindrical, simple or branched. Primary branches erect, cylindrical, radially ramified. All orders of branches with spiny appendages. Tophules present or absent. In cross section, cortical cells with thin walls and ellipsoidal to rounded rectangular meristoderm cells twice as long as wide. Receptacles with grouped conceptacles and spiny appendages. Gen. emend. (Orellana et al., 2019: 459).

Information kindly contributed by emend. Orellana, Hernández & Sansón (2019: [13]) but may now be outdated.

Taxonomic status: This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Ericaria.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Orellana, S., Hernández, M. & Sansón, M. (2019). Diversity of Cystoseira sensu lato (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean based on morphological and DNA evidence, including Carpodesmia gen. emend. and Treptacantha gen. emend. European Journal of Phycology 54(3): 447-465 [1-19], 85 figs, 3 tables.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.

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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