Crustaphytum L.-C.Liu & S.-M., 2018
Holotype species: Crustaphytum pacificum L.-C.Liu & S.-M.Lin
Original publication and holotype designation: Liu, L.-C., Lin, S.-M., Caragnano, A. & Payri, C. (2018). Species diversity and molecular phylogeny of non-geniculate coralline algae (Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) from Taoyuan algal reefs in northern Taiwan, including Crustaphytum gen. nov. and three new species. Journal of Applied Phycology 00: [1-15], 6 fig., 1 table.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
Description: Thalli non-geniculate, epilithic, encrusting, rugose, protuberances branches absent; thallus organization dorsiventral, monomerous composed of a coaxial core growing more or less parallel to thallus surface; peripheral region composed of cellular filaments initiated from the core growing and curving outwards; outermost epithallial cells with rounded or flattened walls but not flared; subepithallial initials either the same length or shorter than derivative cells positioned below; calcified crystals in the cell wall radially arranged; cells in contiguous filaments joined by cell fusions, secondary pitconnections absent; tetrasporangial conceptacle chambers multiporate, tetrasporangia zonately divided only; mature spermatangia produced in terminal, branched clusters from distal ends of spermatangial parental filaments.
Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly.
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present, of which 2 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
Created: 04 January 2019 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
Verified by: 16 May 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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