Pilinella Hollenberg, 1971

Holotype species: Pilinella californica Hollenberg

Description: Small epiphytes consisting of prostrate filamentous system with upright branches, forming velvet-like cover on host. Most branches terminate in special small cells each with a hair. Vegetative cells with single parietal chloroplast. Reproduction by ellipsoid to obovoid sporangia terminal on short lateral branches on basal part of erect filaments; sporangia in clusters. Epiphytic on large brown algae, the Pacific coast of North America.

Information contributed by: R. Nielsen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2009-09-19 by Stephen Cusack.

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

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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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