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Genus CHROODACTYLON Hansgirg 1885: 14

Phylum Rhodophyta – Class Bangiophyceae – Order Porphyridiales – Family Porphyridiaceae

Thallus pseudofilamentous, laterally branched, uniseriate, with more or less separated ovoid cells within a mucilaginous matrix. Rhodoplasts single, blue-green, stellate, with a single pyrenoid.

Reproduction: Reproduction by monospores or akinetes, liberated as the whole cell.

Lectotype species: C. wolleanum Hansgirg 1885: 15.

Taxonomic notes: Chroodactylon Hansgirg has more usually been known as Asterocytis Gobi ex F. Schmitz (1896, p. 314), but this name is pre-dated by the fungal genus Asterocytis De Wildeman 1893 (see Drew & Ross 1965, p. 95).

References:

DREW, K.M. & ROSS, R. (1965). Some generic names in the Bangiophycidae. Taxon 14, 93–99.

HANSGIRG, A. (1885). Ein Beitrag zur kenntnis von der Verbreitung der Chromatophoren and Zellkerne bei den Schizophyceen (Phycochromaceen). Ber. Dtsch. Bot. Ges. 3, 14–22.

SCHMITZ, F. (1896). Bangiaceae. In Engler, A. & Prantl, K., Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien. T. 1. Abt. 2, pp. 307–316. (Engelmann: Leipzig.)

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

Author: H.B.S. Womersley

Publication: Womersley, H.B.S. (14 January, 1994)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
Rhodophyta. Part IIIA, Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (to Gigartinales)
Reproduced with permission from The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part IIIA 1994, by H.B.S. Womersley. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Copyright Commonwealth of Australia.


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