Howella C.W.Schneider, Popolizio, L.G.& G.W. , 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.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: 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 21 Jan 2020 by Craig Schneider.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 07 January 2020 by Wendy Guiry
Verified by: 21 January 2020 by Craig Schneider
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Craig Schneider in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 October 2021.