Champia indica   Borgesen,  1933 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Rhodymeniales
Family:Champiaceae

Description
Color: Rosy red to darker shades.

Plants occurring in dense pyramidal tufts, 15 cm or more in height. Thallus conspicuously articulated; segments barrel shaped, 3 mm broad and as long as broad in the main branches; in secondary and other branches, much shorter. Thallus wall one layer thick, made up of roundish polygonal cells, 50-75 µ long, 50-60 µ broad. Cortical cells present among wall cells. Cortical cells smaller about 12 µ across. Diaphragm at joints, one layer thick, of polygonal cells. Vertical filaments traverse the interior of branches through the joints, ramified, ramifications reaching the wall-cells. Gland cells occur here and there, spherical. Tetraspores scattered over the surface of the thallus. Cystocarps small, depressed, sub-spherical 500 µ X 600 µ.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Coastal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Jalleshwar shore (Lat: 20.9) (Long: 70.37) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port (Lat: 22.45) (Long: 69.07) INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.47) (Long: 69.08) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 22.23) (Long: 68.97) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha (Lat: 22.45) (Long: 69.07) INDIA
• INDIA
• MAURITIUS
• PAKISTAN
• SEYCHELLES
• YEMEN
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha Reef INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 12/1958-05/1959) (Depth: 13-16 mts)
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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