Janczewskia Solms-Laubach, 1877

Holotype species: Janczewskia verruciformis Solms-Laubach

Original publication and holotype designation: Solms-Laubach, H. (1877). Note sur Janczewskia, nouvelle Floridée parasite du Chondria obtusa. Mémoires de la Société Nationale des Sciences Naturelles et Mathématiques de Cherbourg 21: 209-224, pl. 3.

Description: Hemiparasites on Laurencia and Chondria; 3 basic types of thalli: a nodule-like mass of tissue emerging from host branches, nodules from which radiate simple erect branches, and a group of radiating compound free branches without a distinct basal nodule; species are separated into these 3 groups. Filaments of parasite tissue penetrate host and establish pit connections with host cells. Thalli basically polysiphonous becoming pseudoparenchymatous at early stage; apical cell often obscure but in some species in a pit surrounded by reduced trichoblasts. Lenticular wall thickenings present in cell walls in some species. Tetrasporangia distal on thallus lobes, either subepidermal and cut off abaxially or on short stalks within conceptacle-like pits, interspersed with branched trichoblasts. Cystocarps spheroidal, terminating thallus lobes. Spermatangia terminating branchlets of plumose, trichoblast-like branches on walls of conceptacle-like depressions on thallus. Emend. Nam 2022: 305.

Information contributed by: R.E. Norris. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-10-24 by G.M. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.

Comments: On Laurencia and Chondria in temperate to tropical shores of all oceans.

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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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