Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet

FAMILY ACROSIPHONIACEAE Jonsson The only family, with the characters of the order.

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Acrosiphoniales

The family includes three genera of cold-water algae, superficially similar to genera of the Cladophorales. One genus, Urospora, is now recorded from southern Australia. Urospora Areschoug is conserved over Hormiscia Fries (Farr et al. 1979, p. 1830) but Kornmann (1966) redefines both genera, using Hormiscia for plants producing anisogametes and restricting Urospora to species without gametes but with asexual biflagellate zoospores.

References:

FARR, E.R., LEUSSINK, J.A. & STAFLEU, F.A. (1979). Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). Regnum Vegetabile, Vol. 101.

KORNMANN, P. (1966). Hormiscia neu definiert. Helgoländer wiss. Meeresunters. 13, 408–425.

The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part I complete list of references.

Author: H.B.S. Womersley

Publication: Womersley, H.B.S. (31 May, 1984)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
Part I
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