Electronic Flora of South Australia Genus Fact Sheet

Genus ROSENVINGIELLA Silva 1957: 41

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Prasiolales

Thallus forming entangled mats, filiform, often irregularly constricted when older, uniseriate when young and becoming several cells thick, solid, attached by rhizoids; chloroplast stellate to laminate, with a central pyrenoid.

Reproduction: Probably by non-motile spores liberated from cells and also by gametes (Edwards 1975).

Type species: R. polyrhiza (Rosenvinge) Silva.

References:

EDWARDS, P. (1975). Evidence for a relationship between the genera Rosenvingiella and Prasiola (Chlorophyta). Br. phycol. J. 10, 291–297.

SILVA, P.C. (1957). Notes on Pacific marine algae. Madrono 14, 41–51.

The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part I complete list of references.

Author: H.B.S. Womersley

Publication: Womersley, H.B.S. (31 May, 1984)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
Part I
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