Callophyllis variegata, copyright Marcelo_mt.

Belongs within: Gigartinales.

Callophyllis is a genus of red algae with a flat, much-divided, often flabellate habit.

Characters (from Womersley 1994): Thallus much divided into flat, subdichotomous to irregular branches lying essentially in one plane, often flabellate in habit. Medulla of large ovoid cells separated by filaments of small cells, and a smaller-celled cortex; stellate and refractive cells absent. Carpogonial branch systems mono- or polycarpogonial, usually with lobed supporting cell, first cell of the carpogonial branch, and subsidiary cells. Separate auxiliary cell systems absent, with the carpogonial branch system after fertilization developing into a fusion cell from which gonimoblast filaments develop directly.

<==Callophyllis [incl. Ectophora]L27
    |--C. calliblepharoides Agardh 1876L27
    |--C. centrifuga Agardh 1876L27
    |--C. coccinea Harvey 1847L27
    |    |--C. c. var. coccineaL27
    |    |--C. c. var. carnea Agardh 1876L27
    |    `--C. c. var. crinalis Agardh 1876L27
    |--C. crenulata Setchell 1923S57
    |--C. decumbens Agardh 1876L27
    |--C. depressa (Agardh) Schmitz 1897 [=Ectophora depressa]L27
    |--C. dichotoma (Agardh) Schmitz 1887 [=Ectophora dichotoma Agardh 1876]L27
    |--C. edentata Kylin 1925S57
    |--C. firma (Kylin) Norris 1957 [=Pugetia firma]S57
    |--C. flabellulata Harvey 1862S57
    |--C. heanophylla Setchell 1923S57
    |--C. hombroniana (Montagne) Kützing 1867L27
    |--C. laciniata [=Rhodymenia laciniata]G64
    |--C. lambertii (Turner) Hooker & Harvey 1847L27
    |--C. marginifructa Setchell & Swezy in Setchell 1923S57
    |--C. megalocarpa Setchell & Swezy in Setchell 1923S57
    |--C. rhynchocarpaKBC03
    |--C. stewartensis Levring 1949L49
    |--C. tenera Agardh 1849L27
    |--C. thompsonii Setchell 1923S57
    `--C. variegata (Bory.) Kützing 1843L27

*Type species of generic name indicated


[G64] Gray, J. E. 1864. Handbook of British Water-weeds or Algae. R. Hardwicke: London.

[KBC03] Kashin, I. A., E. V. Bagaveeva & S. F. Chaplygina. 2003. Fouling communities of hydrotechnical constructions in Nakhodka Bay (Sea of Japan). Russian Journal of Marine Biology 29: 267–283.

[L27] Laing, R. M. 1927. A reference list of New Zealand marine algae. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 126–185.

[L49] Levring, T. 1949. Six new marine algae from New Zealand. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 77 (3): 394–397.

[S57] Scagel, R. F. 1957. An annotated list of the marine algae of British Columbia and northern Washington (including keys to genera). National Museum of Canada Bulletin 150: 1–289.

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