Bourrellyodesmus Compère, 1977: 340
Holotype species: Bourrellyodesmus heimii (Bourrelly) Compère
Original publication and holotype designation:Compère, P. (1977). Bourrellyodesmus nouveau genre de Desmidiacées. Revue Algolgique, Nouvelle Série 11: 339-342, 1 fig.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Cells isolated, deeply constricted at the median region, isthmus narrow, sinus linear or acute-angled; semicells elliptic to sub-rectangular, with 1 spine located on each side at the median or the lowest one third portion of the semicell, in the latter case immediately above the isthmus, center of semicell with 1 tubercle or several conspicuous granules, each granule surrounded by 6 triangular scrobiculations; cell margin smooth; cell vertical view elliptic or elliptic-fusiform (2-radiate); chloroplast 1 per semicell, with 1 (monocentric) or 2 (dicentric) pyrenoids; some larger specimens of the genus may have 2 chloroplasts.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 6 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 6 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):
Bourrellyodesmus excrescens (Scott & Grönblad) C. Bicudo & Compère C
Bourrellyodesmus guarrerae Faustino & C.Bicudo C
Bourrellyodesmus heimii (Bourrelly) Compère C - type
Bourrellyodesmus jolyanus (C.Bicudo & Azevedo) C.Bicudo & Comère C
Bourrellyodesmus spechtii (A.M.Scott & Prescott) C.Bicudo & Compère C
Bourrellyodesmus sumatranus C.Bicudo & Compère C
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=47153
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:5603