Hypnea esperi   Bory de Saint-Vincent,  1828 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Color: Greenish and reddish when dried

The thalli intricate-cespitose, forming prostrate clumps that are always mixed
with other algal species. Branching are somewhat irregular; main axes are cylindrical, measuring 348-546 µ in diameter, supporting numerous delicate long and filiform ultimate branchlets which are terete, acute at the tips but sometimes bifurcate; these are 740-1955 µ long and 95-172 µ in diameter.

Tetrasporangia are zonate, oval 34.4-44.2 µ long, 23.3-31 µ broad and are borne in stichidia formed near the tips of the ultimate branchlets.

Synonym (s)
Hypnea musciformis var. esperi J. Agardh, 1851
Hypnea musciformis var. flexuosa Harvey, 1834
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hypnea musciformis var. muscoides Harvey, 1834
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hypnea musciformis var. nigra Harvey, 1834
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hypnea esperi Grunow, 1867

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Kattapadu-Tiruchchendur Coast INDIA (Record: 12/1986-03/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Kattapadu-Tiruchchendur INDIA (Record: 12/1986-03/1987)
• Tamil Nadu, Alantalai-Manapad INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Vembar-Nallatanni Tivu INDIA (Record: 03/1988)
• Tamil Nadu INDIA (Record: 12/1986-03/1987)
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA

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