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Tolypiocladia F.Schmitz, 1897

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Streblocladieae

Holotype species: Tolypiocladia glomerulata (C.Agardh) F.Schmitz

Original publication and holotype designation: Schmitz, F. & Falkenberg, P. (1897). Rhodomelaceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten, Teil 1, Abteilung 2. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 421-480. Leipzig: verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Díaz-Tapia, P., Maggs, C.A., West, J.A. & Verbruggen, H. (2017). Analysis of chloroplast genomes and a supermatrix inform reclassification of the Rhodomelaceae (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 53(5): 920-937, 2 figs.

Description: Thallus erect or sprawling and forming secondary attachments, irregularly branched. Primary axes polysiphonous, with 4 pericentral cells per axial cell, ecorticate, with short polysiphonous determinate lateral branches borne 1 per segment in a spiral pattern. Determinate branches richly branched and occasionally corymbose, with acute apices, sometimes with lateral trichoblasts. Secondary anastomoses formed between determinate lateral branches in some species. Spermatangia in specialised spherical to ovoid branches formed on trichoblasts. Cystocarps spherical, ostiolate. Tetrasporangia tetrahedral, arising 1 per segment in series in distal branches.

Information contributed by: Huisman (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 10 Oct 2018 by M.D. Guiry.

Comments: Sublittoral to lower littoral, subtropical to tropical in western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Numbers of names and species: There are 4 species names in the database at present, of which 4 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: 01 January 2001 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 10 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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