Liagorothamnion Huisman, D.L.Ballantine & M.J.Wynne, 2000

Holotype species: Liagorothamnion mucoides Huisman, Ballantine & M.J.Wynne

Original publication and holotype designation: Huisman, J.M., Ballantine, D. & Wynne, M.J. (2001 '2000'). Liagorothamnion mucoides gen. et sp. nov. (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from the Caribbean Sea. Phycologia 39: 507-516.

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Description: Thallus filamentous, erect, from a discoid holdfast, generally with one indeterminate lateral branch and one to four whorl-branchlets per axial cell. Vegetative cells mostly uninucleate, with ribbon-like rhodoplasts. Spermatangial branches much divided, in whorls on successive axial cells. Carpogonial branch three- to four-celled, borne on supporting cell on an intercalary axial cell, strongly curved, with a lateral cell borne on the basal cell. Supporting cell with two to three sterile groups. Basal cells of whorl-branchlets on the fertile axial cell (but not the supporting cell) functioning as auxiliary cells. Carposporophytes globular, with gonimolobes comprised almost entirely of carposporangia. Carposporangia quadripartite.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2016-10-03 by Wendy Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Saunders, G.W., Filloramo, G., Dixon, K., Le Gall, L., Maggs, C.A. & Kraft, G.T. (2016). Multigene analyses resolve early diverging lineages in the Rhodymeniophycidae (Florideophyceae, Rhodphyta). Journal of Phycology 52(4): 505-522.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.

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