Anotrichium tenue   (C. Agardh) Nageli,  1862 (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Wrangeliaceae

Description
Color: Dark purplish red

Thalli loosely tufted, 2.4-4 cm in height. Decumbent filaments giving rise to single-celled rhizoids below and erect primary branches above. Branching scarce and irregular, predominantly subsecund, branches arising from the lower ends of the cells. Cells cylindrical, a little thicker at both ends, about 120-180 µm diameter and 2.5-6 times as long, 8-12 deciduous dichotomous hairs around the ends younger cells.

Tetrasporangia spherical, 50-60 µm diameter, tetrahedrally divided, in whorl of 8-12 forming rings around the upper ends of the fertile cells. Each sporangium with a unicellular clavate or pyriform pedical 30-40 µm diameter, 1.5-2 diameter long, and with a young trichoblast or trichoblast scars below it.


Synonym (s)
Griffithsia tenuis C. Agardh, 1828
Griffithsia schimperi Reinbold, 1907

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka Coast (Lat: 22.23) (Long: 68.97) INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam (Lat: 9.28) (Long: 79.12) INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• BAHRAIN
• INDIA
• KUWAIT
• MALDIVES
• MAURITIUS
• MOZAMBIQUE
• OMAN
• SAUDI ARABIA
• SEYCHELLES
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat, Adri INDIA

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