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Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Discosporangiales
Family: Choristocarpaceae
Kjellman [1]

Choristocarpaceae is the only family in the order Discosporangiales of the brown algae (class Phaeophyceae).[2][3] The family contains two genera, each with a single species.


  1. ^ Kjellman, F.R. (1891). "Choristocarpaceae". In A. Engler & K. Prantl, eds. Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien. 1 Teil, 2 Abt. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann. pp. 190–191. 
  2. ^ Kawai, H.; T. Hanyuda; S.G.A. Draisma; D.G. Muller (2007). "Molecular phylogeny of Discosporangium mesarthrocarpum (Phaeophyceae) with a reinstatement of the order Discosporangiales". Journal of Phycology. 43: 186–194. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.2006.00308.x. 
  3. ^ Guiry, M.D.; G.M. Guiry (2009). "AlgaeBase". World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2009-10-15.