Ventricaria ventricosa [Status Unaccepted]   (J. Agardh) J. L. Olsen & J. A. West,  1988 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Siphonocladales
Family:Valoniaceae

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Description
Thallus single solitary macroscopic cell or several loosely connected; cells large, unbranched, ballon-like, shiny, dark green, iridescent, with reflective glare; cells spherical to oblong, hard, firm; rhizoidal cells minute, branched. Cell wall thin, tough, elastic.

Reproduction by release of small, juvenile, cytoplasmic spheres from parent cell or expansion of rhizoidal cell.


Synonym (s)
Valonia ventricosa J. Agardh, 1887

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• SEYCHELLES
• TANZANIA

Literature Source(s)
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