Aeodes J., 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.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
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.
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 8 Oct 2010 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: New Zealand, South Africa, Mediterranean Sea
Numbers of names and species: There are 9 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 3 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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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: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 05 March 2021.