Families & subfamilies of
nongeniculate Corallinales

Families: Sporolithaceae & Corallinaceae


Simultaneously cleaved, but cruciately divided tetrasporangia or bisporangia borne in sori that are not modified into conceptacles. Contains two genera: Sporolithon and Heydrichia, both of which are nongeniculate. Follow this pointer to generic descriptions for Sporolithaceae:


Simultaneously cleaved, zonately divided, tetrasporangia or bisporangia borne in conceptacles, that may be regarded as modified sori. Contains three subfamilies of nongeniculate corallines, as well as all the geniculate corallines.



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generic descriptions for nongeniculate


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Derek Keats,
updated 02/01/01