Wynneophycus S.Y.Jeong, B.Y.Won,& T.O.Cho, 2016
Holotype species: Wynneophycus geminatus (Okamura) S.Y.Jeong, B.Y.Won, Fredericq & T.O.Cho
Original publication and holotype designation: Jeong, S.J., Won, B.Y., Fredericq, S. & Cho, T.O. (2016). Wynneophycus geminatus gen. & comb. nov. (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta), based on Hypoglossum geminatum Okamura. Phycologia 55(2): 165-177.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
"This generic name honours Dr. Michael J. Wynne for his valuable contributions to phycology, especially in the taxonomy of the family Delesseriaceae." - (21 Mar 2016) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Plants epiphytic, erect, membranous, attached to host by small bundles of multicellular rhizoids. Blades originating from an endogenous budding of central axial cells of the midrib, lanceolate to ovate, monostromatic except along the midrib, monopodial, with a distinct corticated midrib. Apices blunt and tapering. Apical cells obconical, segmenting to form an axial filament of cells with two lateral pericentral cells followed by two transverse pericentral cells. Lateral veins absent. Gametophytes dioecious. Procarps borne on transverse pericentral cells on one side of the blades, each with two sterile groups and a four-celled carpogonial branch. Female plants with a basal fusion cell and much-branched gonimoblasts. Pericarp formed by one to three layers of outer cortical cells. Male plants with spermatangial sori between midrib and margin on both sides of primary and second-order blades. Tetrasporangial plants with tetrasporangial sori on second-order blades. Tetrasporangia cut off from pericentral cells and second-order cells, spherical, tetrahedrally divided, each associated with four to five cover cells, arranged in primary cell layer except at midrib.
Information contributed by: Original description.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 21 Mar 2016 by M.D. Guiry.
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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.
Created: 21 March 2016 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 21 March 2016 by M.D. Guiry
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