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Phyllosiphon J.G.Kühn, 1878

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Trebouxiophyceae
Order Watanabeales
Family watanabeaceae

Holotype species: Phyllosiphon arisari J.G.Kühn

Original publication and holotype designation: Kühn, J.G. (1878). Ueber eine neue parasitische Alge Phyllosiphon Arisari welche die Laubblaetter einer terrestrischen Pflanze ganz in derselben Weise befaellt, wie dies von parasitischen Pilzen bekannt ist. Sitzungsberichten der naturforschenden Gesellschaft zu Halle 1878: 25-26?.

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as masculine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Li, S., Tan, H., Liu, B., Zhu, H., Hu, Z. & Liu. G. (2021). Watanabeales ord. nov. and twelve novel species of Trebouxiophyceae (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 57(4): 1167-1186.

Taxonomic notes
According to Aboal & Werner (2011), the genus Phyllosiphon was first considered to be a member of the Xanthophyceae but was later transferred to the Chlorophytes. They note that phylogenetic analysis showed that the closest relatives are subaerial strains of Heterochlorella, Heveochlorella and Kalinella, demonstrating that Phyllosiphon should be transferred to Trebouxiophyceae. - (2 Nov 2011) - Wendy Guiry

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Aboal M. & Werner, O. (2011). Morphology, fine structure, life cycle and phylogenetic analysis of Phyllosiphon arisari, a siphonous parasitic green alga. European Journal of Phycology 46(3): 181-192.

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