Scageliopsis E.M.Wollaston, 1981

Holotype species: Scageliopsis patens E.M.Wollaston

Original publication and holotype designation: Wollaston, E.M. (1981 '1980'). Descriptions of two new genera, Scageliopsis and Glandothamnus (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta), including five previously undescribed species from Southern Australia. Pacific Science 34: 109-127.

Description: Thallus small, erect, axes with regular whorls of 2-4 determinate branchlets from each cell, branchlets often initiated in irregular sequence at apices. Gland cells lateral on cells of branchlets. Procarps on basal (supporting) cells of branchlets, fertile axes continuing elongation as carposporophyte develops. Carposporangia in rounded groups. Spermatangia on short branches on branchlets. Tetrasporangia cruciately or tetrahedrally divided. Differs from Scagelia Wollaston in thallus morphology especially features of determinate branchlets.

Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2017-01-18 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 feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 128: [1]-221.

Comments: Recorded only from St. Vincent Gulf, S. 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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