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Masakiella Guiry & O.N.Selivanova, 2007

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Corallinaceae
Subfamily Corallinoideae

Holotype species: Masakiella bossiellae (N.G.Klochkova) Guiry & O.N.Selivanova

Original publication and holotype designation: Guiry, M.D. & Selivanova, O.N. (2007). Masakiella, nom. nov. pro Masakia N.G. Klochkova (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta), non Masakia (Nakai) Nakai (Celastraceae, Tracheophyta). Phycologia 46: 235-236.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.

Taxonomic notes
New name for Masakia N.G.Klochkova 1987 (illeg.). - (5 Apr 2017) - Wendy Guiry

Description: Deformed cushion-like swellings on Bossiella, 2-4 mm in diameter with erect and sparse bulb-like stems of 1-2 intergenicula. Intergenicula with many cell tiers. Tiers of equal length. Cells in tiers straight. Geniculae with one tier. Cells often partly fused in perithallium and hypothallium. Female conceptacles and male conceptacles scattered partly on the crust and partly on the articulations. Conceptacle primordia confluent. Conceptacle cavities in the mature state generally irregularly plaited. Conceptacle lid [ = roof] almost flat or slightly convex, perforated by 1-8 pores. Hemiparasitic on Bossiella.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 12 Oct 2010 by Wendy Guiry.

Comments: As Masakia N.G. Klochkova is a later homonym of Masakia (Nakai) Nakai and thus illegitimate, it is proposed to replace it with the new name Masakiella Guiry & O.N. Selivanova.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.

Created: 05 October 2007 by Wendy Guiry

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