Lophocladia lallemandii   (Montagne) F. Schmit,  1893 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Rhodomelaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Remiform and feathery

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone, rock pools

Season: November-April

Plants rose red in color, 5-10 cm tall, polysiphonous, segmented, branches exogenously formed in place of trichoblast, each segment producing a single branch initial even before the formation of the pericentral cells; rhizoids formed from the pericentral cells of older segments, branches developing from some branch initial, many other initial transforming into trichoblasts; trichoblasts repeatedly forked with long slender cells; tetrasporangia in short contorted, stichidia produced in the trichoblasts.

Synonym (s)
Dasya lallemandii Montagne, 1849
(Homotypic synonym)
Lophocladia lallemandii (Montagne) Schmitz, 1893

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• INDIA
• MALDIVES
• SRI LANKA
• TANZANIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Adri INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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