Rhodospora Geitler, 1927
Holotype species: Rhodospora sordida Geitler
Original publication and holotype designation: Geitler, L. (1927). Rhodospora sordida, nov. gen. et n. sp., eine neue "Bangiacee" des Süsswassers. Österreichische Botanisches Zeitschrift 76: 25-28.
Description: Unicells ca. 18 µm diam., sometimes united into irregular colonies within gelatinous matrix which may be layered. Each cell with several parietal, discoid, red-violet to olive-green to yellow chloroplasts. Nucleus central, floridean starch abundant. Reproduction by cell division and formation of 4-32 autospores. Sexual reproduction unknown.
Information contributed by: R.G. Sheath & M.D. Guiry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-04-01 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Necchi, O., Jr. & Vis, M.L. (2021). Subphylum Cyanidiophytina, Class Cyanidiophyceae; Subphylum Proteorhodophytina, Classes Compsopogonophyceae, Porphyridiophyceae, Rhodellophyceae, and Stylonematophyceae. In: Freshwater red algae Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography. ( Eds), pp. 27-56. Cham: Springer [Springer Nature Switzerland AG].
Comments: Asia: Japan; Europe: Austria, Spain, Sweden; North America: the USA (Arkansas, Tennessee, Ohio)
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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. 01 April 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 March 2023