Callithamniella Feldmann-Mazoyer, 1938
Holotype species: Callithamniella tingitana (Schousboe ex Bornet) Feldmann-Mazoyer
Original publication and holotype designation: Mazoyer, G. (1938). Les Céramiacées de l'Afrique du Nord. Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire naturelle de l'Afrique du Nord 29: 317-331.
Description: Thallus small, monosiphonous, ecorticate, axes with simple or sparingly branched determinate branchlets. Cells uninucleate. Rhizoids uni- and multicellular. Procarps and carposporophytes unknown. Spermatangia in engolate heads on determinate branchlets. Tetrasporangia on 1(-2) celled pedicels borne on cells of indeterminate axes opposite determinate branchlets, cruciately divided.
Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2017-01-25 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Athanasiadis, A. (1996). Morphology and classification of the Ceramioideae (Rhodophyta) based on phylogenetic principles. Opera Botanica 128: -216, 108 figs.
Comments: Similarity to Grallatoria noted, but differs in features of branching, rhizoid structure and male gametangia. Confirmation of relationships awaits study of female reproduction. Recorded as turf plants from widely separated coasts in warm to temperate seas.
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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. 25 January 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 May 2023