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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Division: Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order: Corallinales
Family: Corallinaceae
Subfamily: Corallinoideae
Genus: Bossiella
P.C. Silva, 1957

Bossiella is a genus of coralline algae with 5 recognised species. It reproduces via conceptacles; individual thalli only produce conceptacles of a single sex.[1]


The valid species currently considered to belong to this genus are:

  • B. californica
  • B. chiloensis
  • B. compressa
  • B. orbigniana
  • B. plumosa


  • Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Bossiella". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2009-04-19. 
  1. ^ Johansen, H. W. (1973). "Ontogeny of Sexual Conceptacles in a Species of Bossiella (Corallinaceae)". Journal of Phycology. 9 (2): 141. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.1973.tb04069.x. 

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