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Balliella, a new genus of ceramiaceae (Rhodophyta)

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Detailed studies of various aspects of the morphology and reproduction ofAntithamnion subcorticatum Itono andAntithamnion crouanioides Itono show that these species are incorrectly referred to as the genusAntithamnion. To include these species, a new genus,Balliella, is proposed. In addition, some other algae possibly referable to this genus are briefly discussed. The genusBalliella is here recognized as a member of the new tribeDelesseriopsieae which is most nearly related to the tribe Antithamnieae in the Ceramiaceae. The tribe Delesseriopsieae is now recognized to include the two genera, i.e.,Delesseriopsis andBalliella.

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Itono, H., Tanaka, T. Balliella, a new genus of ceramiaceae (Rhodophyta). Bot Mag Tokyo 86, 241–252 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02488780

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Keywords

  • Basal Cell
  • Gland Cell
  • Lateral Branch
  • Female Plant
  • Axial Cell