Ceramium Roth, 1797, nom. et typ. cons.

Lectotype species: Ceramium virgatum Roth

Original publication and holotype designation: Roth, A.W. (1797). Catalecta botanica quibus plantae novae et minus cognitae describuntur atque illustrantur. Fasc. 1. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-244 [1-2, index, pls], 8 pls. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: in Bibliopolo I.G. Mülleriano.

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Precise date of publication: Jan-Feb 1797

Description: Thallus filamentous, erect or with erect axes arising from a prostrate system. Axes wholly corticated or with nodal cortication; axial cells with 4 or more distal periaxial cells, these remaining undivided or dividing laterally to form pseudoperiaxial cells that lie between periaxial cells. Periaxial and pseudoperiaxial cells remaining undivided or cutting off acropetal and/or basipetal longitudinal filaments. Spermatangia borne 1–4 on mother cells covering nodes. Carposporophytes with several rounded sequentially developing gonimolobes, naked or subtended and surrounded by several determinate branches arising on the fertile axis. Tetrasporangia solitary, paired, or in whorls at nodes, immersed in or projecting beyond the cortex, naked or involucrate, cruciately, decussately or tetrahedrally divided.

Information contributed by: Huisman (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-11-26 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 neuter.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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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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