Endodictyon Gran, 1897

Holotype species: Endodictyon infestans Gran

Original publication and holotype designation: Gran, H.H. (1897). Kristianiafjordens algeflora, I. Rhodophyceae og Phaeophyceae. Skrifter udgivne af Videnskabsselskabet i Christiania. I, Mathematisk-naturvidenskabelig klasse. 1896(2): 1-56.

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Description: This genus grows in bryozoans and the vegetative filaments are uniseriate and irregularly branched, sometimes forming syntagmatic parts. The plurilocular sporangia are formed by transformation of vegetative cells. They are terminal or intercalary and they have an irregular globose shape. Gran (1896) stated that Endodictyon shows similarity with Phaeostroma, at least one sporangium shown in his fig. 15, pl. I, suggests transformation in toto of a branch system, which is characteristic for Phaeostroma. However, Gran did not mention the characteristic Phaeostroma-hairs. Further investigations are needed on this species.

Information contributed by: P. M. Pedersen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-02-14 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: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156.

Comments: Bibligraphic citation title page says 1897, while all running titles say 1896 as the year of publication.

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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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