Dasyptilon G.Feldmann, 1950

Holotype species: Dasyptilon pellucidum (Harvey) G.Feldmann

Original publication and holotype designation: Feldmann, G. (1950). Sur quelques Céramiacées de Nouvelle-Zelande. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Série 2 22: 131-141, 307-314, 13 figs.

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Description: Thallus erect to 30 cm. Branching distichous-pinnate in pairs one longer than the other, long branches with inner rhizoidal cortication and outer cellular layer, short determinate branchlets uncorticated. Procarps on basal (supporting) cells of fertile short branchlets in plane of thallus branching, carposporophytes with dense involucre of incurved filaments. Tetrasporangia sessile, adaxial on branches of determinate branchlets, tetraspores cruciately arranged.

Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston & M.D. Guiry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-01-07 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.

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: Tribal affinities uncertain. Has been regarded as synonym of Falklandiella but recent studies maintain both genera based on features of procarp development and tetrasporangia. Known from New Zealand and cold southern seas.

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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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