Holotype species: Nwynea grandispora Searles
Original publication and holotype designation: Searles, R.B. & Schneider, C.W. (1989). New genera and species of Ceramiaceae (Rhodophyta) from the southeastern United States. Journal of Phycology 25: 731-740.
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: Thallus of erect monosiphonous, ecorticate filaments with branched determinate branchlets which are whorled, paired or alternate and radial below and alternate and radial above on indeterminate branches borne directly on axial cells. Sexual plants unknown. Tetrasporangia large, sessile on cells of indeterminate axes, tetrahedrally divided. Nwynea is unique in Ceramiaceae in bearing tetrasporangia directly on axial cells.
Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 31 Aug 2011 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Known only from the type plant trawled from 40 m in June from Frying Pan Shoals, Onslow Bay, North Carolina, USA.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 November 2019.