Elachistiella Cassano, Yoneshigue-Valentin & M.J.Wynne, 2004

Holotype species: Elachistiella leptonematoides V.Cassano, Y.Yoneshigue-Valentin, & M.J.Wynne

Original publication and holotype designation: Cassano, V., Yoneshigue-Valentin, Y. & Wynne, M. J. (2004). Elachistiella leptonematoides gen. et sp. nov. (Elachistaceae, Phaeophyceae) from Brazil. Phycologia 43: 329-340.

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Description: Plants forming small pulvinate tufts, without penetrating the tissue of the host, attached by rhizoidal filaments. Medulla hyaline, well-developed, pseudoparenchymatous, forming a basal hemispherical cushion with radiating branched filaments. Cortex consisting of assimilatory filaments and plurilocular reproductive structures. Paraphyses present or absent. Assimilatory filaments free, uniseriate, simple or with short branches at the base, below the meristimatic zone. Meristimatic zone conspicuous. Cells of the assimilatory filaments with numerous discoid chloroplasts, each with a pyrenoid. Two types of plurilocular structures: multiseriate, terminal, from the uppermost cells of the medulla, and intercalary by transfomation of vegetative cells of assimilatoty filaments.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2014-06-20 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156, 1 fig., 1 table.

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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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