Saundersella Kylin, 1940

Holotype species: Saundersella simplex (De A.Saunders) Kylin

Original publication and holotype designation: Kylin, H. (1940). Die Phaeophyceenordnung Chordariales. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 36(9): 1-67, 30 figs.

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Description: Plants epiphytic on other algae, attached by small disc, growing solitarily, simple, filiform, soft, solid when young later becoming hollow, gelatinous, attenuated at the base, having indistinct stipe, at times twisted, yellowish brown in color, up to 30 cm in length and 5 mm in width when dried, haplostichous, composed of multiaxial colorless central medullary filaments of up to 35 _m in diameter, and pigmented assimilatory filaments of 2-6 cells long. Terminal cells of assimilatory filaments large and swollen, spherical or obovate. Cells next to terminal cells at times also swollen, however, the cells below them cylindrical and isodiametric. Unilocular sporangia formed on erect thalli at the end of medullary cells or a the base of assimilatory filaments, obovate or irregular in shape, sessile, 35-60 _m x 20-30 _m in size. plurilocular sporangia not detected on erect thalli. Each cells contain several chloroplasts with pyrenoids. Unispores biflagellated with longer anterior flagellum, pear shaped containing a chloroplast with a stigma, germinate into prostrate branched filaments developing into bushy microthalli forming uniseriate plurilocular sporangia. The whole life history not clear yet. Widely distributed in northern Pacific Ocean and Okhotsk Sea. Summer annual in inter tidal and subtidal zone. Obligately epiphytic on Analipus japonicus (Alaska to Vancouver) or Chordaria spp. (Japan) depending on the distributional area.

Information contributed by: H. Kawai. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2014-06-20 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156, 1 fig., 1 table.

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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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