Hypnea flagelliformis   Greville ex J. Agardh,  1851 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Gigartinales
Family:Cystocloniaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Bushy tufts

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone, tide pools, rock crevices

Season: November-April

Thallus purplish red in color, 10-15 cm tall with many fronds arising from a common holdfast; fronds sparsely branched, flagelliform, covered with ramuli from base to apex; fertile fronds very much attenuate, slightly thicker in the middle; ramuli densely crowed giving the fronds a tomentose apperence, patent to horizontally emergent, simple, subulate.

Synonym (s)
Hypnophycus flagelliformis Greville ex J. Agardh, 1891
Hypnophycus flagelliformis (Greville ex J. Agardh) Kuntze, 1891
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 12.53) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari (Lat: 8.08) (Long: 77.57) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 78.12) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Valinokkam (Lat: 9.17) (Long: 78.65) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai Coast INDIA (Record: 06/2001)
• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Valinokkam-Kilakarai INDIA (Record: 01/1989)
• Tamil Nadu, Manapad-Kanniyakumari INDIA (Record: 03/1990)
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA

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