Episporium Möbius, 1885
Holotype species: Episporium centroceratis Möbius
Original publication and holotype designation: Möbius, M. (1885). Ueber eine neue epiphytische Floridee. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 3: 77-80, Plate VII.
Description: Of doubtful taxonomic affinity growing as parasite on tetrasporangia of Centroceras clavulatum Agardh. Plant cushion-like inner cells large, outer cells small, carpogonial branch 3- or 4-celled on outer cortical cells, carpospores embedded in cortex. Spermatangia on outer cells. Tetrasporangia numerous in outer cortex, tetrahedrally divided.
Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2010-10-22 by Wendy 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: Recorded only from one collection from Western Australia
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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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Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 22 October 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2022