1. It is found in Indo-Pacific ocean.
2. The genus is distinguished from the two other genera in the tribe Eucheumatoideae (Eucheuma and Kappaphycus) by having cell walls that produce beta (β)- and kappa (κ)-carrageenan (Doty 1995).
3. The diagnostic morphological features of the genus as proposed by Doty (1995) are generally not unique as they are also found in the four recognized species belonging to Eucheuma section Gelatiformia Doty and Norris.
4. B. philippinensis differed from other taxa in the new genus by having cystocarps issued from ventral proliferations.
Jun Yu, Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Submitted to 1000 Plant (1KP) Transcriptomes.
Doty, M.S. (1995). Betaphycus philippinensis gen. et sp. nov. and related species (Solieriaceae, Gigartinales). In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds. (Abbott, I.A. Eds) Vol.5, pp. 237-245.