Callophyllis Kützing, 1843
Lectotype species: Callophyllis variegata (Bory) Kützing
Original publication:Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, -142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
Type designated in Schmitz, F. (1889). Systematische Übersicht der bisher bekannten Gattungen der Florideen. Flora oder Allgemeine botanische Zeitung 72: 435-456, pl. XXI.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.
Type selected by Schmitz (1889: 441). - (23 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Erect, flat, soft-membranous to cartilaginous, usually flabellately, laciniately or more or less pinnately branched in one plane. Stipe short or absent. Holdfast discoid. Margin smooth, ruffled, or with protuberances. Medulla of large, isodiametric cells surrounded by chains of small cells. Cortex relatively thick, of isodiametric cells, progressively smaller toward cuticle. Outermost cells uninucleate; other cells multinucleate. Dioecious, where known. One to several 3-celled carpogonial branches borne on a supporting cell that can bear several lobed subsidiary cells and that serves as the auxiliary cell after fertilization. Fusion cell formed from subsidiary cell, supporting cell and first cell of carpogonial branche(es) after fertilization, and gonimoblast filaments initiated directly from fusion cell. Carposporangia produced in clusters or chains from gonimoblast. Cystocarps slightly to distinctly protuberant. Pericarp and carpostome present. Spermatangia superficial. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia cruciate, scattered in cortex. Revised description (Clarkston & Saunders 2013: 33).
Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 5 Jan 2019 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Mostly subtidal. Widely distributed, primarily in temperate seas, but also known from arctic/antarctic and tropical/subtropical waters.
Numbers of names and species: There are 108 species names in the database at present, as well as 13 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 64 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: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 January 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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