Sargassum cristaefolium [Status Unaccepted]   C. Agardh,  1820 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

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Plants distichously branched, bilaterally organized, axes flattened. Leaves oblong-elliptic, with dentate margins and obtuse apex. Midrib inconspicuous. Vesicles spherical.

Receptacles arising in dense racemose-cymose clusters, verrucose.

Synonym (s)
Sargassum berberifolium Silva et al., 1996
Sargassum duplicatum Silva et al., 1996
Sargassum duplicatum Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828
Sargassum berberifolium J. Agardh, 1848
Sargassum ilicifolium var. duplicatum J. Agardh, 1848
Sargassum duplicatum (J. Agardh) J. Agardh, 1889
Sargassum ilicifolium Harvey (cf. J. Agardh), 1889
Fucus latifolius Poiret, 1808
Sargassum duplicatum (J. Agardh) J. Agardh, 1889
(nom. illeg)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Used as raw material for manufacturing sodium alginate)

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Lakshadweep, Minicoy (Lat: 8.12) (Long: 73.3) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 11) (Long: 72.5) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Vengurla (Lat: 15.87) (Long: 73.63) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair (Lat: 11.67) (Long: 92.75) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 11.12) (Long: 92.82) INDIA
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.5) (Long: 73) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 8) (Long: 93.5) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island INDIA (Record: 1986-1988)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • 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
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 Available at - NIO, Goa
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