Lophocladia (J.Agardh) F.Schmitz, 1893

Holotype species: Lophocladia trichoclados (C.Agardh) F.Schmitz

Original publication and holotype designation: Schmitz, F. (1893). Die Gattung Lophothalia J. Ag. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 11: 212-232.

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Description: Thallus erect, occasionally with decumbent branches, attached by a discoid holdfast. Erect axes pseudodichotomously branched, polysiphonous; each segment with 4 pericentral cells and a persistent pigmented trichoblast, corticated by descending rhizoids originating from the pericentrals. Trichoblasts radially arranged in a quarter spiral, subalternately branched. Spermatangia arising on lower branch of trichoblasts; fertile section becoming polysiphonous and densely covered with spermatangia. Procarps borne on the second cell of short polysiphonous branchlets. Cystocarps spherical, occasionally with a prominent ostiole. Tetrasporangia in torulose glabrous stichidia on the lower branch of the trichoblast, 1 sporangium per segment in a spiral pattern.

Information contributed by: Huisman (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-10-09 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. II. pp. [2], 763-1504. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.

Comments: Intertidal to subtidal in tropical and subtropical regions.

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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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