Pseudochaete West & G.S.West, 1903: 37
Lectotype species: Pseudochaete crassisetum (West & G.S.West) West & G.S.West
Original publication:West, W. & West, G.S. (1903). Notes on freshwater algae III. Journal of Botany, London 41: 32-41, 74-82, pls 446-448.
Type designated inLoeblich, A.R., III (1967). Notes on the divisions Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Pyrrhophyta and Xanthophyta and the family Paramastigaceae. Taxon 16: 230-237.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Plants heterotrichous, consisting of uniseriate filaments. Prostrate filaments short and branched, each cell with nucleus, parietal chloroplast and pyrenoid. Erect system of simple, hair-like filaments, ca. 5 to 8 cells in length, cells cylindrical and lack pyrenoids. Sporangia reported to become detached before producing spores. Details of zoosporogenesis and sexuality unknown. Pseudochaete epiphytic on other aquatic plants in Europe, Asia and Sri Lanka. Genus incompletely described and hence of questionable validity. The type species might be a developmental stage of Stigeoclonium.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 2 have been flagged as currently accepted taxonomically.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is currently accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
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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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 March 2014.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:6504