Peyssonneliopsis Setchell & Lawson, 1905

Holotype species: Peyssonneliopsis epiphytica Setchell & Lawson

Original publication and holotype designation: Setchell, W.A. (1905). Parasitic Florideae of California. Nuova Notarisia 16: 59-63.

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Description: Parasitic, forming small dark red pustules, scattered over the surface of membranaceous Rhodphyceae, sending rhizoidal filaments deep into the tissues of the host-plant. Fronds composed of three sets of filaments: 1) Rhizoidal filaments slender, sparingly branched, penetrating into the central tissues of the host-plant; 2) Horizontal filaments radiating, septate, sparingly branched, and forming a basal layer a single cell thick; 3) Vertical filaments, arising from the cells of the basal layer, simple, several cells high with the cells longer than broad. Tetrasporangia elongated, arising from the basal cell of a vertical filament, transversely septate (zonate), not projecting beyond the tips of the vertical filaments. Antheridia and cystocarps unknown. A genus differing from Cruoria Fries, only in its parasitic habit and consequent possession of rhizoidal filaments penetrating the host-plant.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2016-08-17 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: The taxonomic or nomenclatural status (or both) of this entity is in some way unresolved and requires further investigation.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kylin, H. (1941). Californische Rhodophyceen. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 37(2): 1-51, 7 figs, 13 plates.

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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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