Aeodes J.Agardh, 1876
Holotype species: Aeodes nitidissima J.Agardh
Original publication and holotype designation: Agardh, J.G. (1876). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen tertium: de Florideis curae posteriores. Part 1. pp. [ii*-iii*], [i]-[viï], -724. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Description: Foliose, elliptical to orbiculate, with or without a short stipe. Margin entire, lobed or dentate. Medulla of loosely interwoven filaments. Rhizoidal filaments developing from inner cortex. Cortex of anticlinal files of spherical to elliptical to fusiform cells, progressively smaller toward cuticle. Secondary pit connections present. Female reproductive structures in ampullae, which can be branched to three orders. Carpogonium terminating a 2-celled branch on primary ampullar filament. Fertilized carpogonium fusing with hypogynous cell and generating numerous nonseptate connecting filaments, each of which fuses with an auxiliary cell in a separate ampulla. A single gonimoblast initial develops outwardly. Cystocarp of many small carposporangia. Pericarp produced from lateral filaments dervied from ampullar filaments and surrounding cortical cells. Carpostome absent. Spermatangia undescribed. Tetrasporophyte isomorphic. Tetrasporangia cruciate, attached subbasally in intermediate cortical layer, scattered over both surfaces of the thallus.
Information contributed by: S.C. Lindstrom & J.A. Lewis. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2010-10-08 by M.D. 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: New Zealand, South Africa, Mediterranean Sea
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 08 October 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 August 2022