Giffordia sandriana [Status Unaccepted]   (Zanardini) Hamel,  1939 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Size: Height 1.5-4 cm.

Color: Olive green

Plants occurring as tufts. Basal system composed of short rhizoids with cells 70-90 µ long and 12-15 µ broad. Erect system composed of more or less richly branched filaments. Branches irregularly disposed, usually unilateral, broader at base, becoming narrower upwards and terminating into thinner more or less hyaline ends like hairs. Intercalary meristem lying in the middle of the main filament. Cells 60-120 µ long and 20-42 µ broad, richly provided with discoid chromatophores.

Plants bearing plurilocular sporangia or gametangia, both the latter unilaterally placed on the inner side of the branches, occurring 2-4 or more in series, sessile as a rule; ovate or conically elongated, sometimes inwardly bent, 30-148 µ long and 23-32 µ broad.

Epiphytic on Dictyota atomaria.

Synonym (s)
Ectocarpus elegans Thuret, 1864

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 22.23) (Long: 68.97) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Balakrishnan, MS and Kinkar, VN A taxonomic account of Indian Ectocarpales and Ralfsiales 22341 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Mishra, JN (1966) Phaeophyceae in India ICAR 203 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -

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