Neoporphyra J.Brodie & L.-E.Yang, 2020

Holotype species: Neoporphyra haitanensis (T.J.Chang & B.F.Zheng) J.Brodie & L.-E.Yang

Currently accepted name for the type species: Pyropia haitanensis (T.J.Chang & B.F.Zheng) N.Kikuchi & M.Miyata

Original publication and holotype designation: Yang, L.-E., Deng, Y.-Y., Xu, G.-P., Russel, S., Lu, Q.-Q. & Brodie, J. (2020). Redefining Pyropia (Bangiales, Rhodophyta): four new genera, resurrection of Porphyrella and description of Calidia pseudolobata sp. nov. from China. Journal of Phycology 56(4): [1-18] 862-879, 4 figs.

Description: Gametophytic frond membranous; lanceolate, linear-lanceolate, obvate; epilithic; frond color variable (violet, purple, rosy, greenish); usually few cm to 30 cm in length; monostromatic; 45- 95 lm thick; vegetative cells containing one stellate plastid; sexual thalli: (i) dioecious, (ii) monoecious and divided into male and female sectors, (iii) monoecious with spermatangia and zygotosporangia intermixed in the fertile region of the thalli. Distinguished from other bladed Bangiales by rbcL and 18S sequence differences combined with warm temperate distribution and occurrence in the upper intertidal.

Information kindly contributed by Original description. but may now be outdated.

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

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Zuccarello, G.C., Wen, X. & Kim, G.H. (2022). Splitting blades: why genera need to be more carefully defined: the case for Pyropia (Bangiales, Rhodophyta). Algae 37(3): 205-211.

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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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