Palisada K.W.Nam, 2007

Holotype species: Palisada robusta K.W.Nam

Original publication and holotype designation: Nam, K.W. (2007). Validation of the generic name Palisada (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Algae (The Korean Journal of Phycology) 22(2): 53-55, 1 table.

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Description: Thallus erect, cartilaginous or not, radially or distichously branched; axes terete or compressed; apical pits with trichoblasts, usually emergent. Polysiphonous; each axial cell with 2 pericentral cells, but these generally only distinguishable in sections from near apices. In transverse section view, the first pericentral cell is positioned beneath the trichoblast basal cell. Medulla of large hyaline cells, grading to a cortex of smaller pigmented cells; in some species an epidermal layer forming a palisade. No secondary connections formed between epidermal cells, as seen in longitudinal sections (except P. parvipapillata). Spermatangial development on 1 of 2 laterals of the suprabasal cell of fertile trichoblasts. Procarp-bearing segments with 4 or 5 cells. Tetrasporangia tetrahedrally divided, originating from 1 of 2 pericentral cells on a tetrasporangial axis, the other remaining sterile. Tetrasporangia arranged at right angles to the main axis.

Information contributed by: Metti et al. (2018). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-10-09 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Metti, Y. Huisman, J.M. & Millar, A.J.K. (2018). Palisada. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 552-554. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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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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