Rhizoclonium africanum   Kutzing,  1853 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Cladophorales
Family:Cladophoraceae

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Description
Color: Light green

Filaments gregarious, forming beard or rope-like structures up to 10 cm long, with a woolly appearance, unbranched, 65–80 (85) μm in diameter, cells 1.5–2.5 (3) times as long as wide, with a thick, stratified wall 12–15μm thick. Basal rhizoidal cell up to 250μm long, frequently bent and bearing a perpendicularly placed lateral branch. Intercalary knee-like joints, making an angle of 90°, common along the filaments, at the level of larger (inflated), darker cells.


Synonym (s)
Rhizoclonium hookeri Womersley & Bailey, 1970
Rhizoclonium hookeri Kutzing, 1849
(Heterotypic synonym)
Rhizoclonium samoense Setchell, 1924
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8) (Long: 75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• BANGLADESH
• MYANMAR
• Java INDONESIA
• MADAGASCAR
• SOUTH AFRICA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
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