Kumanoa Entwisle & al., 2009

Holotype species: Kumanoa virgatodecaisneana (Sirodot) Entwisle & al.

Original publication and holotype designation: Entwisle, T.J., Vis, M.L., Chiasson, W.B., Necchi Jr., O. & Sherwood, A.R. (2009). Systematics of the Batrachospermales (Rhodophyta) - a synthesis. Journal of Phycology 45(3): 704-715, 2 figs, 1 table.

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Description: Thalli monoecious, dioecious or polyecious, greenish, greenish-blue, or less often brownish; consistency mucilaginous; branching irregular or less often pseudodichotomous; whorls well developed, contiguous or separated, obconic, pear-shaped, spherical or barrel-shaped; cortical filaments of the main axis well developed with cylindrical cells; primary fascicles formed by cells variable in shape and length, ranging from cylindrical to ellipsoidal, obovoidal or pearshaped or audouinelloid; secondary fascicles abundant and covering the entire internode or few and sparse near the nodes; spermatangia on primary or secondary fascicles; carpogonial branches well differentiated from the fascicles, helically coiled or curved, rarely straight, developing from the periaxial or proximal cells of primary fascicles, rarely from secondary fascicles or cortical filaments, short or long, composed of disc- or barrel-shaped cells; involucral filaments, short, composed of 1–5 disc- or barrel-shaped cells, coiled around the carpogonial branches forming a knot; carpogonia with sessile or stalked, cylindrical, sub-cylindrical, clavate, or ellipsoidal trichogynes; carposporophytes axial, hemispherical, or spherical, lower or higher than the whorls, 1–2, rarely 3, per whorl, large; gonimoblast filaments of one type, densely or loosely arranged, composed of cylindrical, ellipsoidal, or barrel-shaped cells; carposporangia small or large, obovoidal, pear-shaped, sub-spherical or spherical, clavate or ellipsoidal

Information contributed by: Vis & Necchi (2021: 167). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-09-21 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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