Wrangelia bicuspidata   Borgesen,  1916 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Wrangeliaceae

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Description
Thallus: dense, forming soft tufts, to 1.5(-8) cm high, light rose; branching irregularly alternate. Main filament cylindrical, to 400 µm diam.; cells to two diameters long. Branchlets soft, thin, whorled at joints, dichotomously divided, progressively tapered; apical cells solitary in Panama collections (in sets of 2-3, pointed elsewhere), unpigmented, deciduous; basal branchlets at joints narrower, growing upward and downward, in contorted shapes, loosely encircling main filament. Rhizoids fine, often branched. Tetrasporangia 60-90 µm diam., tetrahedrally divided, loosely clasped by four, short, slender, incurved, involucral filaments. Spermatangial cluster spherical, 25-80 µm diam., sparsely surrounded by involucral filaments.


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• INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• MAURITIUS
• YEMEN

Literature Source(s)
  • Subramamian, B (1985) An annotated list of ceramiaceous algae (Rhodophyta) of Tiruchendur coast, south India Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Marine Fishereies-623 520, Tamil Nadu, India 7(2) 71-83 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Phang, SM (2006) Seaweed resources in Malaysia: Current status and future prospects 9(2) 185-202 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Oza, RM and Zaidi, SH (2001) A revised checklist of Indian marine algae Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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