Rhodachlya J.A.West, J.L.Scott, K.A.West, U.Karsten, S.L.Clayden & G.W., 2008
Original publication and holotype designation: West, J.A., Scott, J.L, West, K.A., Karsten, U., Clayden, S.L. & Saunders, G.L. (2008). Rhodachlya madagascarensis gen. et sp. nov.: a distinct acrochaetioid represents a new order and family (Rhodachlyales ord. nov., Rhodachlyaceae fam. nov.) of the Florideophyceae (Rhodophyta). Phycologia 47: 203-212.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2010). Addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 53: 291-299.
From Rhod for red and Achlys for the Greek goddess of obscurity. - (26 Apr 2008) - Wendy Guiry
Description: Small marine red algae with filamentous branched basal and erect filaments, elongate unicellular hairs on upper end of intercalary cells, monosporangia solitary or in small clusters, and each cell with a single chloroplast containing a pyrenoid; elongate central nucleus in cytoplasm but appressed to pyrenoid.The most recent alteration to this page was made on 8 Oct 2010 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 3 species names in the database at present, of which 3 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 26 April 2008 by M.D. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 September 2021.