Audouinella Bory, 1823, nom. cons.
Holotype species: Audouinella miniata Bory
Currently accepted name for the type species: Audouinella hermannii (Roth) Duby
Original publication and holotype designation: B[ory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M.] (1823). Céramie Ceramlum.. In: Dictionnaire Classique d'Histoire Naturelle. (Audouin, I. et al. Eds) Vol. 3, pp. 341-342. Paris: Rey et Gravier; Baudouin Frères.
Description: Thalli filamentous, heterotrichous, uniaxial, reddish, growing typically in dense tufts; basal portion composed of rhizoidal outgrowth, simple or parenchymatous disc; erect filaments consisting of cylindrical cells with unilateral, opposite, or alternate branches; cells contain one to several reddish plastids without pyrenoids; sexual reproduction by spermatangia and carpogonia; spermatangia colorless, arising in clusters on branch tips; carpogonia sessile or stalked, with a cylindrical base and thin trichogyne; distinct carpogonial filament absent; fertilized carpogonia giving rise directly to gonimoblast filaments; carposporophytes spherical to sub-spherical, consisting of a compact mass of short gonimoblast filaments with terminal carposporangia; carposporangia obovoid to subspherical; tetrasporangia single or in clusters, cruciately cleaved, formed at branch tips; asexual reproduction by monosporangia are the only known mode of propagation; monosporangia obovoidal, elliptical, spherical, or sub-spherical, arising from short branches on gametophytes or tetrasporophytes.
Information contributed by: Modified from Vis & Necchi (2021: 97).. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-04-12 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Harper, J.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2002). A re-classification of the Acrochaetiales based on molecular and morphological data, and establishment of the Colaconematales, ord. nov.. British Phycological Journal 37: 463-475.
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 April 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 03 December 2022