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Rodriguezella F.Schmitz, 1895

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Laurencieae

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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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Nomenclatural notes
Lectotype selected by Schmitz & Falkenberg (1897: 432 ('Die typische Art,...). - (26 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry

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 20 Jul 2020 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Numbers of names and species: There are 8 species names in the database at present, of which 7 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

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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: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 July 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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