Melyvonnea Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine, 2014
Holotype species: Melyvonnea canariensis (Foslie) Athanasiadis & D.L.Ballantine
Original publication and holotype designation: Athanasiadis, A. & Ballantine, D.L. (2014). The genera Melyvonnea gen. nov. and Mesophyllum s.s. (Melobesioideae, Corallinales, Rhodophyta) particularly from the central Atlantic Ocean. Nordic Journal of Botany 35: 385-436.
Description: New genus, allied to Mesophyllum Me.Lemoine, differing mainly in having: erect perithallial protuberances that may branch and dominate over the basal thallus, monoecious gametophytes with conceptacles occasionally formed in sequence (superimposition), spheroid carposporangial chambers (lacking a central pedestal), and filaments lining pores of multiporate conceptacles composed of 3-5 cells (the basal cells being elongate).
Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-04-06 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Athanasiadis, A. (2016). Phycologia Europaea Rhodophyta Vol. I. pp. [i]-xxxxviii, 1-762. Thessaloniki: Published and distributed by the author.
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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 April 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 February 2023