Padina boergesenii   Allender & Kraft,  1983; Desai et al., 2003
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order:Dictyotales
Family:Dictyotaceae

Description
Size: Thallus up to 6 cm high

Colour: Brown

Thallus, flabellate, composed of several lobes with an inrolled margin; attached in a small stupose rhizoidal base; slightly to moderately calcified on the superior surface; thallus composed of 2–3 layers of cells in the mid-regions, up to 4 cells thick near the base; hair rows present on both sides of the thallus, but more conspicuous on the lower side of the thallus.

Tetrasporangia in concentric lines, above each hair row, mainly (but not exclusively) developed on the superior surface, not covered by an indusium.


Biogeography
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island ( Lat = 11.18 ) ( Long = 72.76 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt Island ( Lat = 11.25 ) ( Long = 72.79 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Agatti ( Lat = 10.876251 ) ( Long = 72.178032 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Amini ( Lat = 11.124665 ) ( Long = 72.737236 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Andrott ( Lat = 10.822968 ) ( Long = 73.678154 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bangaram ( Lat = 10.937009 ) ( Long = 72.292465 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Bitra ( Lat = 11.601352 ) ( Long = 72.190773 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Chettalatt ( Lat = 12.700652 ) ( Long = 73.697044 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kadamatt ( Lat = 11.210000 ) ( Long = 72.790001 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni ( Lat = 10.060000 ) ( Long = 73.639999 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti ( Lat = 10.550000 ) ( Long = 72.660004 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy ( Lat = 8.260000 ) ( Long = 73.040001 ) INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Suheli ( Lat = 10.080000 ) ( Long = 72.349998 ) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar ( Lat = 9.255924 ) ( Long = 79.427032 ) INDIA
• ( Lat = 20.014645 ) ( Long = 77.695312 ) INDIA

Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

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Literature Source(s)
  • Desai, VV; Komarpant, DS and Jagtap, TG (2003) Distribution and diversity of marine flora in coral reef ecosystems of Kadmat island in Lakshadweep archipelago, Arabian sea, India Atoll Research Bulletin Smithsonian Institution 506 1-23 Available at - http://si-pddr.si.edu/jspui/bitstream/10088/4919/1/00506.pdf
  • Kaliaperumal, N; Kaladharan, P and Kalimuthu, S (1989) Seaweed and seagrass resources Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 162-176 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8213/1/Bulletin_No_43.pdf
  • Eluvakkal, T; Sivakumar, SR and Arunkumar, K (2010) Fucoidan in some Indian seaweeds found along the coast Gulf of Mannar International Journal of Botany Asian network for scientific information 6(2) 176-181 Available at - http://docsdrive.com/pdfs/ansinet/ijb/2010/176-181.pdf
  • Coppejans, E; Leliaert, F and Schils, T (2002) New records of marine benthic algae for the Mozambican coast collected at Inhaca Island South African Journal of Botany Foundation for Education, Science and Technology, South Africa 68 342-348 Available at - http://users.ugent.be/phycology/reprints/04_inhaca.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org


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