Hormophysa cuneiformis   (J. F. Gmelin) P. C. Silva,  1987 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Thallus forma and type: Bushy with triangular shaped branches

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: lower mid littoral zone

Season: November -April

Abundance: Scanty

Plants dark brown in color, 30 cm in height or more, sparsely branched, pseudo-dichotomously branched articulated, triangular articulation narrow at the base, 3-5 mm broad, margin dentate, vesicles ellipsoid or oblong, embedded in the middles of swollen wings, solitary.

Synonym (s)
Fucus triqueter Linnaeus, 1771
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hormophysa triquetra Silva et al., 1996
Fucus articulatus Forsskal, 1775
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cystoseira articulata J. Agardh, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hormosira articulata (J. Agardh) Zanardini, 1858
(Heterotypic synonym)
Fucus cuneiformis J. Gmelin, 1792
(Homotypic synonym)
Hormophysa cuneiformis (J. Gmelin, 1792)
Cystoseira triquetra C. Agardh, 1820
(Heterotypic synonym)
Moniliformia triquetra (C. Agardh) Decaisne, 1841
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hormosira triquetra (C. Agardh) Decaisne, 1842
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hormophysa triquetra (C. Agardh) Kutzing, 1843
(Heterotypic synonym)
Gongolaria triquetra (C. Agardh) Kuntze, 1891
(Heterotypic synonym)
Fucus nodularius Mertens, 1819
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cystoseira nodularia (Mertens) C. Agardh, 1820
(Heterotypic synonym)
Moniliformia nodularia (Mertens) Decaisne, 1841
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hormosira nodularia (Mertens) Decaisne, 1842
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cystoseira prolifera J. Agardh, 1848
(Heterotypic synonym)
Gongolaria prolifera (J. Agardh) Kuntze, 1891
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hormophysa latifrons Kutzing, 1860
(Heterotypic synonym)
Cystoseira latifrons (Kutzing) De Toni, 1895
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hormophysa articulata Kutzing, 1860
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin (Lat: 8.78) (Long: 78.13) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram (Lat: 12.63) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 79) INDIA
• Palk Bay (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 79.25) INDIA
• Gujarat, Saurashtra (Lat: 21.97) (Long: 70.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island, Galaxea reef INDIA (Record: 1940-1950)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Shivrajpur INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval

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