A lower plant of the division Rhodophyta, which comprises the red algae.
- The cells of rhodophytes are commonly covered by a slimy outer sheath.
- For two important groups, rhodophytes and stramenopiles, we combined more distantly related taxa, since the monophyly of these groups has not been questioned.
- Almost all living rhodophytes are multicellular.
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