Aglaothamnion Feldmann-Mazoyer, 1941
Holotype species: Aglaothamnion furcellariae (J.Agardh) Feldmann-Mazoyer
Currently accepted name for the type species: Aglaothamnion tenuissimum (Bonnemaison) Feldmann-Mazoyer
Description: Thallus filamentous, erect, with a limited or extensive prostrate system, ecorticate or with basal cortication, uniseriate, with 1 lateral branch per axial cell produced in a spiral or alternate-distichous pattern. Cells uninucleate. Spermatangia in clusters, consisting of 1–3- celled fertile axes, adaxial on lateral branchlets. Procarps on unmodified intercalary cells of indeterminate axes, with a supporting cell bearing a 4-celled carpogonial branch. Auxiliary cell(s) arising from the supporting cell and a second fertile pericentral cell borne on the fertile axial cell, following diploidisation forming gonimolobes projecting to each side of the axis, each with a ±triangular profile. Involucral filaments absent. Tetrasporangia solitary and sessile on the adaxial surface of the bearing cell, tetrahedrally divided.
Information contributed by: Huisman (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-11-24 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: 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.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 November 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 September 2022