Abbottella Hollenberg, 1967

Holotype species: Abbottella concinna Hollenberg

Original publication and holotype designation: Hollenberg, G.J. (1967). New genera in the Rhodomelaceae from the Central Pacific. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 66: 201-221, 15 figs.

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Description: Minute algae with tetrasiphonous prostrate branches attached by unicellular rhizoids, and bearing erect, complanate, determinate branches arising exogenously at intervals of mostly 3 segments in alternate positions on either side of the prostrate branches; erect branches tetrasiphonous, with the lateral pericentral cells cut off first, followed by the formation of the adaxial and abaxial cells; lateral pericentral cells soon dividing transversely and redividing in such a manner as to form monostromatic lateral extensions of the determinate branches 2-3 cells wide; determinate branches bearing a single, huge, terminal, much-branched trichoblast; reproduction unknown.

Information contributed by: Original description and R.E. Norris. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-12-12 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.

Comments: Saxicolous, on dead coral in the Pacific Ocean at Raroia, Tuamoto Archipelago, and at Arno Atoll, Marshall Islands

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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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