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Tellamia Batters, 1895

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Ulvales
Family Kornmanniaceae

Lectotype species: Tellamia contorta Batters

Original publication:Batters, E.A.L. (1895). Some new British algae. Annals of Botany 9: 168-169.

Type designated in Batters, E.A.L. (1895). On some new British marine algae. Annals of Botany 9: 307-321, Plate 11 (2 pages).

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Description: Thallus yellow- or brownish-green, or more rarely a clear grass-green, minute; composed of radiating branched jointed threads with tun-shaped or oval cells very much constricted at the joints. At first the filament are rolled up into an almost spherical ball, afterwards they spread out and branch in all directions. Reproduction by zoospores formed in the swollen cells, which frequently become nearly globular. The speciesof this genus grow in the periostracum of the common yellow periwinkle ( Littorina obtusta.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 31 Dec 2007 by M.D. Guiry.

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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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