Planosiphon McDevit & G.W.Saunders, 2017
Holotype species: Planosiphon complanatus (Rosenvinge) McDevit & G.W.Saunders
Original publication and holotype designation: McDevit, D.C. & Saunders, G.W. (2017). A molecular investigation of Canadian Scytosiphonaceae (Phaeophyceae) including descriptions of Planosiphon gen. nov. and Scytosiphon promiscuus sp. nov. Botany 95: 653–671, 10 figs, 2 tables.
Description: Scytosiphonacean macroalgae with the appearance of a flattened blade, but with either a hollow center (tube) or localized hollow regions; typically without constrictions. Paraphyses lacking among the uniseriate pluilocular structures.
Information contributed by: Original description.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-08-12 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 masculine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Santiañez, W.J.E. (2018). Taxonomic and molecular phylogenetic studies in the Scytosiphonaceae (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) Dissertation. pp. -120. Sapporo: Department of Natural History Sciences Graduate School of Science Hokkaido University.
Comments: Expanded description: Thalli erect, linear, compressed to flattened; hollow to partially hollow; non-constricted. Plurangia grows extensively throughout the thallus; uniseriate, closely packed, usually covered with cuticle; paraphysis (ascocyst) absent. Prostrate sporophytic thalli Compsonema-like, only bear unangia (Santiañez 2018).
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 August 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 March 2023