Sahlingia Kornmann, 1989

Holotype species: Sahlingia subintegra (Rosenvinge) Kornmann

Original publication and holotype designation: Kornmann, P. (1989). Sahlingia nov. gen. based on Erythrocladia subintegra (Erythropeltidales, Rhodophyta). British Phycological Journal 24: 223-228, 13 figs.

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Description: Thallus a minute, crustose disk consisting of regularly radiating filaments closely adhering to each other up to the terminal cells at the margin. Apical cells at the margin undergo oblique divisions in alternating sequence to form a pseudodichotomous branching pattern. Intercalary growth can also occur to generate a raised region in the center of the disk. Pit plugs absent. Several parietal chloroplasts per cell. Asexual reproduction by monospores 6 um in diameter. Monosporangia form by unequal cytokinesis of a vegetative cell, with the smaller of the two resulting cells becoming the monosporangium. Sexual reproduction unknown.

Information contributed by: M. Hawkes. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2017-01-19 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.

Comments: Although the distribution of this taxon would appear to be cosmopolitan further study of material referred here is required. Given the simple morphology and presumed antiquity of this simple rhodophyte it is highly likely that specimens presently referred to Sahlingia are not congeneric.

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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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