Caulerpa ashmeadii   Harvey,  1858 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Chlorophyta
Class: Bryopsidophyceae
Order:Bryopsidales
Family:Caulerpaceae

Description
Plants with a sparingly forking wide-spreading stolon at least 6.5 dm long, 2.0-2.5 mm diameter; at intervals of 2-6 cm giving off stout descending branches which divide progressively into numerous slender rhizoids, and at similar intervals bearing ascending foliar branches consisting of stalks 1.75-2.0 mm diameter, 5-30 mm long and pinnate blades 2-10 cm long, 13-25 mm broad, the pinnules moderately close to rather widely (2-6 mm) separated, moderately sharply ascending, cylindrical below, becoming clavate toward the rounded truncate tip, 0.75-1.25 mm diameter, 7-18 mm long.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

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