Rodriguezella F.Schmitz, 1895

Lectotype species: Rodriguezella bornetii (J.J.Rodríguez y Femenías) F.Schmitz

Original publication: Rodríguez y Femenías, J.J. (1895). Datos algologicas IV. Nuevas Florideas. Anales de la Sociedad Española de Historia Natural 24: 155-162.

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Type designated in: Schmitz, F. & Falkenberg, P. (1897). Rhodomelaceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien nebst ihren Gattungen und wichtigeren Arten insbesondere den Nutzpflanzen unter Mitwirkung zahlreicher hervorragender Fachgelehrten, Teil 1, Abteilung 2. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 421-480. Leipzig: verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann.

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Description: Upright blade-like thalli, up to 10 cm tall, attached to decumbent to prostrate cylindrical axes; blades probably annual, cylindrical axes perennial. Thalli basically polysiphonous, highly corticated, and axis not easily identifiable; internal tissue pseudoparenchymatous, large angular internal cells, small-celled cortex. Blades with variously lobed margins, apices with a few trichoblasts on segments near apex. Male plants described by Cormaci & al. 1994) for R. pinnata. Cystocarps attached by broad base to edge of blade-like branches. Tetrasporangia in the cortex of blades, borne in various parts of the blades, sometimes in defined sori.

Information contributed by: R.E. Norris & M.D. Guiry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2020-07-20 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Comments: Subtidal in various parts of the Mediterranean Sea; one species in Viêt Nam (Pham-Hoàng Hô 1969).

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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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