Holotype species: Tokidaea corticata (Tokida) Yoshida
Original publication and holotype designation: Yoshida, T. (1974). Sur un genre nouveau, Tokidaea (Ceramiacées, Rhodophytes), du nord du Japon. Bull. Mus. Natn. Hist. nat., Bot. 9: 61-70.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Placement in the Ptiloteae at the suggestion of M.Hommersand and M.J.Wynne (pers. comm. 4 January 2015). - (4 Jan 2015) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Thallus erect, alternately or dichotomously branched, corticated with rhizoids, axes bearing opposite determinate branchlets, equal or unequal in length, occasionally with a further 1-2 minor branchlets in each whorl. Procarps near apices of branchlets with 4-celled carpogonial branch and a sterile cell on one (supporting cell) of 2 pericentral cells, auxiliary cell, cut off from supporting cell, leading to carposporophyte with rounded groups of carposporangia, surrounded by several simple involucral filaments. Spermatangia terminal on branchlets. Tetrasporangia sessile or on short branches on cells of branchlets, tetrahedrally divided.
Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 4 Jan 2015 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Known from the northern Pacific including the Aleutian Islands.
Numbers of names and species: There are 5 species names in the database at present, of which 4 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..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2010). Addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 53: 291-299.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 30 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 January 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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