Bostrychia moritziana   (Sonder ex Kutzing) J. Agardh,   1863 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Plants rather erect, 2.0-6.5 cm tall, repeatedly pinnately branched and beset with lateral branchlets about 2.2 mm long. Branches subfastigiate, becoming denuded below, closely distichously branched above, the axes with 7-8 pericentral cells, remaining ecorticate. Determinate branchlets polysiphonous at the base, with segments half as long as broad, incurved, becoming completely monosiphonous in outer divisions, where the cells are one-half longer than broad or more. Stichidia elongate-lanceolate, with 3-4 sporangia in each segment arranged so that they appear as 2 rows in lateral view.

Synonym (s)
Polysiphonia pauperula Kutzing, 1863
(Heterotypic synonym)
Bostrychia guadelupensis P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan, 1865
(Heterotypic synonym)
Polysiphonia bostrychioides P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan, 1865
(Heterotypic synonym)
Bostrychia polysiphonioides P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan, 1865
(Heterotypic synonym)
Polysiphonia moritziana Sonder ex Kutzing, 1849
(Homotypic synonym)
Bostrychia radicans f. moniliformis Post, 1936
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Orissa, Bhittarkanika Mangroves INDIA (Record: 04/1999-06/1999)
• Orissa, Paradwip Port INDIA (Record: 04/1999-06/1999)

Literature Source(s)
  • Adhikary, SP (2000) A preliminary survey of algae of estuaries and coastal areas in Orissa Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu 22 (1 & 2) 1-5 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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