Neomeris dumetosa   Lamouroux,  1816 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order:Dasycladales
Family:Dasycladaceae

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Description
Plants subcylindrical, elongate, 20-40 mm long, 1-2 mm diameter, acute or acuminate at the apex. The terminal hair tuft inconspicuous; whorled basal branchlet cells bearing 3-8 capitate cells of the second order which are easily shed when past maturity, but these cells when intact forming a continuous cortex of polyhedral facets 100-185 µ diameter. Number of verticils of branches more than a hundred. Sporangia calcified but free, 150-200 µ long including stipe, above which they are nearly spherical, 135-160 µ diameter soon deciduous.


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea reef INDIA (Record: 1940-1950, 1995)
• INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• MOZAMBIQUE
• SOUTH AFRICA
• TANZANIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Car Nicobar Island INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Katchall INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA

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