Enteromorpha compressa var. compressa   Bliding  1963 (Algae)
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Class: Ulvophyceae

Size: Plants up to 35 cm high, axis up to 24 cm long and 10 mm broad, branches 0.5-25 cm long and 0.5-3 mm broad.

Thallus strap-shaped, the two layers compressed or loosely adnate and with hollow margins, more or less wrinkled and lubricous, medium green, branched or rarely unbranched especially in young, dense populations. Branched plants with branches of the first and if present, second order concentrated in the basal region of the thallus. The long branches often as or longer than the equally strap-shaped axis. The axis often broader than the branches, gradually narrowed towards the base, into a fragile stripe with a small disciform holdfast.

Cells in the middle and apical region irregularly polygonal to more or less rectangular in well ordered parts in the middle region with 4-6 rounded to angular corners. The chloroplast structure is often obscured by numerous small or large starch grains.

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• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 2000)

Literature Source(s)
  • Pal, R (2000) A brief report on the taxonomy and in vitro culture of Enteromorpha and Ulva from West Bengal coast Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu 22 (1 & 2) 51-60 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

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