Pseudopediastrum E.Hegewald in Buchheim, M., Buchheim, J., Carlson, T., Braband, A., Hepperle, D., Krienitz, L., Wolf, M. & Hegewald, E., 2005: 1052
Holotype species: Pseudopediastrum boryanum (Turpin) E.Hegewald
Original publication and holotype designation:Buchheim, M., Buchheim, J., Carlson, T., Braband, A., HepperLe, D., Krienitz, L., Wolf, M. & Hegewald, E. (2005). Phylogeny of the Hydrodictyaceae (Chlorophyceae): inferences from rDNA data . Journal of Phycology 41: 1039-1054.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
According to McManus & Lewis (2011), their data do not support taxonomic revision by Buchheim et al. (2005), with respect to this genus. - (8 Apr 2011) - Wendy Guiry
Description: Flat circular coenobia, cells with two lobes, on tip of lobes are spine-like prolongations. Cell wall granulated.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 5 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):
Pseudopediastrum boryanum (Turpin) E.Hegewald C - type
Pseudopediastrum boryanum var. caribeanum (Comas) Pérez, Comas & Maidana C
Pseudopediastrum boryanum var. cornutum (Raciborski) Tsarenko C
Pseudopediastrum boryanum var. longicorne (Reinsch) Tsarenko C
Pseudopediastrum kawraiskyi (Schmidle) E.Hegewald C
McManus, H.A. & Lewis, L.A. (2011). Molecular phylogenetic relationships in the freshwater family Hydrodictyaceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae), with an emphasis on Pediatrum duplex. Journal of Phycology 47(1): 152-163.
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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=50652
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 11 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:98263