Rhodymenia palmata [Status Unaccepted]   (Linnaeus) Greville,  1930 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Rhodymeniales
Family:Rhodymeniaceae

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Description
Color: Red, tinged with purple or pinkish.

Plants attached to substratum by small disc. Fronds either solitary or tufted, 20 cm or more in height. Stipe thin, short, cylindrical, gradually expanding to flat, wedge shaped leaf; lamina without midrib, broadly wedge shaped, fastigiate, divided into several segments which divide again a few times to a palmate or subdichotomous branching. Segments elliptical, sometimes linear, sometimes cuneiform, very variable in size and shape, upto 1.5 - 2 cm broad at the broadest part, and 20 cm long. Margin undulated, entire or proliferous with several smaller or longer elliptical leaves. Lateral leaves simple or divided and supported on delicate short petioles; apex of segments acute to rounded. Fructifications scattered all over the thallus, dense in irregular spots, deep red to blackish red.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.08) (Long: 77.57) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Arockiapuram Coast (Lat: 8.10) (Long: 77.57) INDIA (Record: 11/1995)
• Gujarat INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Srinivasan, KS (1969) Phycologia Indica: Icones of Indian marine algae Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta 1 52 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Roslin, AS; Rosakutty, PJ and Lazarus, S (1997) A study on the flora and fauna of Arockiapuram Coast of Tamil Nadu Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 19(1-2) 55-61 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • (2003) Seaweeds of the Central West Coast of India Bioinformatics Centre, National Institute of Oceanography Available at - http://niobioinformatics.in/seaweeds/index.htm
  • Kumar, V (1993) Biochemical constituents of marine algae from Tuticorin coast Indian journal of marine sciences CSIR 22 138-140 Available at - NIO, Goa

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