Padina boryana   Thivy,  1966 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Color: Yellow brown

Thallus form and type: Frondose and fan shaped

Substratum: Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone, tide pools with coarse sand

Season: November-April

Abundance: Dominant

Thalli about 8-10 cm in height, flabelliform, usually split into several segments, incrusted slightly with chalk on the lower surface with stupose holdfasts, covered with brown hairs. Blades composed of two layers of rectangular, thin walled cells except the lower part near the base, about 60-70 µm thick in the upper portions and 85-90 µm thick in the lower and at the base, composed of three layers of rectangular, thick walled cells, about 100-110 µm thick. Hair lines conspicuous, scattered on the upper surface. Piliferous zone alternately rich and scanty. Tetrasporangia in sori, without inducium, in every interpilar zone, regularly arranged on upper side of every hair line on the upper surface making a continuous line.

Synonym (s)
Padina commersonii Silva et al., 1996
Padina commersonii Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828
(Heterotypic synonym)
Padina durvillei Harvey, 1834
(Misapplied name)
Padina pavonia Eyre & Stephenson, 1938
(Misapplied name)
Padina tenuis Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1827
(Heterotypic synonym)
Vaughaniella rupicola Borgesen, 1950
Zonaria tenuis Trevisan, 1849
(Misapplied name)
Zonaria tenuis var. commersonii Kutzing, 1849
(Misapplied name)
Dilophus radicans Okamura, 1916
(Heterotypic synonym)
Padina boryana Thivy in W. R. Taylor, 1966
Zonaria commersonii G. Martens, 1868

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 18.17) (Long: 66.17) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea Reef INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar
• Gujarat, Okha
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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