Howella C.W.Schneider, Popolizio, L.G.Kraft & G.W.Saunders, 2019

Holotype species: Howella gorgoniarum C.W.Schneider, Popolizio & G.W. Saunders

Original publication and holotype designation: Schneider, C.W., Popolizio, T.R., Kraft, L.G.K. & Saunders, G.W. (2019). New species of Galene and Howella gen. nov. (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the mesophotic zone off Bermuda. Phycologia 58(6): 690-697.

Description: Plants erect and cartilaginous, consisting of single to clustered blades, with one or more blades arising from short stipes off discoidal or host-penetrating holdfasts, associated with sponges or epizoic on soft corals; erect axes simple to alternately or dichotomously to irregularly branched, flattened into narrow ligulate to slightly expanded blades, margins entire to dentate, and undulate to crenate and lacerated, with or without marginal proliferations, the axes often penetrating expanding blades with short proximal or percurrent midribs; blades structurally consisting of a cortex of one to several layers, the multiaxial medulla composed of dense anastomosing filaments between the cortical layers; reproductive structures borne in small, leaf-like proliferations arising from the blades or apically in wart-like clusters.

Information contributed by: Craig Schneider. 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.

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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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