Pseudolessonia G.Y.Cho, N.G.Klochkova, T.N.Krupnova &, 2006: 1292
Original publication and holotype designation:Cho, G.Y., Klochkova, N.G., Krupnova, T.N. & Boo, S.M. (2006). The reclassification of Lessonia laminarioides (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae): Pseudolessonia gen. nov. Journal of Phycology 42: 1289-1299.
Precise date of publication11 December 2006
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Cho et al. (2006) conclude that basal splitting of the blade, formerly considered diagnostic of the family Lessoniaceae, is the result of convergent evolution. - (18 Jan 2007) - Wendy Guiry
Description: Holdfast hapteroid; fibers numerous, dichotomously branched, discrete. Stipe dichotomous from base, terete, rugulose, short. Blades thin, wrinkled on surface, surface, margin entire, split from base upward, unilaterally arranged. Substance of blades chartaceous; that of stipe and branches horny, brittle. Sporangia sori on both sides of blade, spherical, elongated to irregularly shaped
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present, which has 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):
Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly.
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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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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:88321