Picconiella De Toni fil., 1936

Holotype species: Picconiella pectinata (Hooker f. & Harvey) G.De Toni

Original publication and holotype designation: De Toni, G. (1936). Noterelle di nomenclatura algologica. VII. Primo elenco di Floridee omonime. pp. 8. Brescia: Privately published.

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Description: Erect thalli, up to 10 cm high, distichous exogenous branching on cylindrical to compressed axes. Unbranched, colored persistent trichoblasts alternately arranged, one on every segment; indeterminate polysiphonous branches replacing trichoblast or endogenously developed on 1st - 3rd trichoblast segment, which become polysiphonous, adaxial to trichoblasts; often alternating on opposite sides of axis in subsequent segments. 4 pericentral cells developing rhizoidal cortication in proximal regions of some branches. Reproductive structures on branches in distal regions of axes. Procarps on adaxial side of second trichoblast segment; cystocarps urceolate, with polysiphonous stalks. Male capitula ovoid, on short monosiphonous stalks replacing trichoblasts. Tetrasporangial stichidia in proximal part of lateral polysiphonous branches; with polysiphonous stalks and bearing two sporangia in each fertile segment.

Information contributed by: R.E. Norris. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2010-10-07 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: Southern Argentina & Chile, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkney Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula.

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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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