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Name derivation:




Phaeothamnion  G.Lagerheim  in Wittrock & Nordstedt  1884; 3 of 6 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2013).

Order Phaeothamniales; Family Phaeothamniaceae



Branched filaments of yellow-green cylindrical cells with one or more chloroplasts.  Zoospores are produced with heterokont flagella, that become sessile and produce new branched filaments.


Similar genera:




Epiphytic on filamentous alge in freshwater pools and small lakes.  Widely distributed.



Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry  2013.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.  http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 September 2013.








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