Stilopsis Kuckuck, 1929

Holotype species: Stilopsis lejolisii (Thuret) Kuckuck

Original publication and holotype designation: Kuckuck, P. (1929). Fragmente einer Monographie der Phaeosporeen. Helgoländer Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen 17(4): 1-93, 155 figs.

Precise date of publication: Jun. 1929

Description: Thallus erect, cylindrical, branched, to 50 cm high, attached to the substratum with a small discoid holdfast. Medulla a single axial filament with growth from a dome-shaped meristematic apical cell. Cortex to 4 cells thick, with cells decreasing in size towards the periphery. Long assimilatory filaments absent, but 1-3 celled papillose short assimilatory filaments produced from outer cortical cells. In older thallus parts, tufts of slightly longer secondary assimilatory filaments are formed that contain uniseriate plurilocular sporangia and/or ovoid to pyriform sessile or stalked unilocular sporangia. Life history not known. Known from temperate Atlantic coasts of Europe and from southern Australia.

Information contributed by: A. F. Peters. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2014-06-20 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156.

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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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