Tellamia Batters, 1895

Lectotype species: Tellamia contorta Batters

Original publication: Batters, E.A.L. (1895). Some new British algae. Annals of Botany 9: 168-169.

Type designated in: Batters, E.A.L. (1895). On some new British marine algae. Annals of Botany 9: 307-321, Plate 11 (2 pages).

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Description: Thallus yellow- or brownish-green, or more rarely a clear grass-green, minute; composed of radiating branched jointed threads with tun-shaped or oval cells very much constricted at the joints. At first the filament are rolled up into an almost spherical ball, afterwards they spread out and branch in all directions. Reproduction by zoospores formed in the swollen cells, which frequently become nearly globular. The speciesof this genus grow in the periostracum of the common yellow periwinkle ( Littorina obtusta.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2007-12-31 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.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.

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