Polysiphonia platycarpa   Borgesen,  1934 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Rhodomelaceae

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Description
Polysiphonia means “many tubes” or “many siphons”; plant body filamentous, branching freely with polysiphonous construction; apical cell cutting off the segments proximally; branches arising exogenously form the segments; branches cylindrical, unlimited in growth; branch tips with persistent or deciduous trichoblasts; “Siphons” aligned parallel to the long axis of the plant; thalli arising form decumbent filaments attached by discoid haptera formed at the ends of 1-2 celled rhizoids.

Simple or branched, colorless hair like laterals called trichoblasts arising exogenously; trichoblasts deciduous; presence of trichoblasts and the branching nature (exogenous or endogenous) are the useful characters for distinguishing different species of Polysiphonia.


Synonym (s)
Polysiphonia gopnathensis Thivy & Sreenivasa Rao, 1963
Polysiphonia platycarpa Borgesen, 1934

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• INDIA
• KUWAIT
• MAURITIUS
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• PAKISTAN
• TANZANIA
• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 01/2005-02/2005)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Pudumadam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 12/1958-05/1959) (Depth: 12-17 mts)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muthupet INDIA

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