Sargassum filipendula   C. Agardh,  1824 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

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Plants 3-6(-10) dm long, erect from a conical, spreading, lobed holdfast, the main axes smooth, usually sparsely forked, the principal branches dominant, with the branchlets producing long pyramidal forms; branchlets bearing alternate stalked leaves 5-8 mm wide, 3-8 cm long which are thin, linear-lanceolate, simple or on the lower portions of the plant, not infrequently forked, serrate with a clearly marked midrib and numerous scattered cryptostomata, which may also appear on the stem. Axillary vesicles spherical at maturity, 3-5 mm diameter, stalked, the slender stalks about 5 mm long. Receptacles simple, forked or sparsely racemosely branching, axillary in the upper parts of the plant, the raceme 0.3-0.5 as long as the subtending leaf, which may be considerably smaller than in the vegetative part of the plant.

Synonym (s)
Sargassum filipendula f. subcirerea Grunow, 1916
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sargassum montagnei Bailey, 1852

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Goa, Baga INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • DigiMus2.0 – The Software for Digital Museum of Seaweed Specimen Records Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Taylor, WR (1972) Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas University of Michigan Press 870 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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