Zymurgia J.A.Lewis & Kraft, 1992

Holotype species: Zymurgia chondriopsidea (J.Agardh) J.A.Lewis & Kraft

Original publication and holotype designation: Lewis, J.A. & Kraft, G.T. (1992). Zymurgia, a new genus of Halymeniaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from south-eastern Australia. Phycologia 31: 285-299.

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Description: Multiaxial, mucilaginous, irregularly radially branched to 2 or 3 orders. Axes and branches terete, percurrent, tapering. Holdfast small, discoid. Hairs present. Dioecious. Four-celled carpogonial branch distally recurved; basal cell bearing sterile, branched filament. Fertilized carpogonium producing up to 5 connecting filaments. Auxiliary cell terminal on primary ampullary filament, which is branched to a single order. A single outgoing connecting filament is cut off incoming filament. Cystocarps of many small carposporangia produced in several gonimolobes. Carpostome present. Spermatania superficial. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia small, cruciate, attached subbasally, scattered in cortex.

Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2010-10-08 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.

Comments: In upper subtidal or in intertidal pools. Known only from Tasmania and southern Australia.

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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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