Rhododictyon W.R.Taylor, 1961

Holotype species: Rhododictyon bermudense W.R.Taylor

Original publication and holotype designation: Taylor, W.R. (1961). Notes on three Bermudian marine algae. Hydrobiologia 18: 277-283.

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Description: Thallus of single-layered net formed by regular anastomosing of lateral branches at distal edge. Resembles Haloplegma Montagne which differs in having a thallus of several overlapping net-like layers. Gametophytes unknown. Tetrasporangia borne on cells of thallus network, single or in clusters, terminal on branched pedicels, tetrahedrally-divided. Transferred by Schneider from Dasyaceae to Ceramiaceae, and until features of sexual reproduction are claified is tentatively placed in the tribe Compsothamnieae on the basis of apical organization and tetrasporangia.

Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2010-10-06 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: Recorded form North and South Carolina, USA, Bermuda and Barbados.

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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. 06 October 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 04 December 2022

 
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