Dawsoniella Hollenberg, 1967
Holotype species: Dawsoniella bulborhiza Hollenberg
Original publication and holotype designation: Hollenberg, G.J. (1967). New genera in the Rhodomelaceae from the Central Pacific. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 66: 201-221, 15 figs.
Precise date of publication: 26 October 1967
Description: Minute epiphytes, chiefly prostrate, tetrasiphonous, escorticate, attached by numerous large rhizoids with broadly knobbed apices; two indeterminate lateral branches and one erect determinate branch arising from primordia resembling scar-cells in turn derived endogenously from a common central cell; trichoblasts arising on the distal end of erect branches only; tetrasporangia one per segment in the erect branches; cystecarps subterminal on erect branches; spermatangial stichidia developing from entire trichoblast primordia.
Information contributed by: Original description.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2022-12-20 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: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.
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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. 20 December 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 04 December 2023