Phaeophila dendroides   (P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan) Batters,  1902 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

Color: Green

Plants frequently and widely branched. The cells 9-40 µ diameter, 15-50(-80) µ long, generally cylindrical, partly somewhat irregular, containing a parietal lobed and interrupted chromatophore with several pyrenoids. Hairs 1-3 on each cell, the bases often somewhat spirally twisted.

Zoosporangia subcylindrical to irregularly swollen, intercalary or terminal on short branches, 16-40 µ diameter, 30-85 µ long.

Epi or endophytic.

Synonym (s)
Ochlochaete dendroides P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan, 1852
(Homotypic synonym)
Ochlochaete phaeophila Falkenberg, 1879
(Heterotypic synonym)
Phaeophila floridearum Hauck, 1867
(Heterotypic synonym)
Phaeophila engleri Reinke, 1889
(Heterotypic synonym)
Phaeophila divaricata Huber, 1893
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Taylor, WR (1972) Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas University of Michigan Press 870 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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