Enteromorpha intestinaloides [Status Unaccepted]   R. P. T. Koeman & Hoek,  1982 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

Size: Plants up to 10 cm high and 10 mm broad, but often smaller

Color: Dark to medium green

Thallus unbranched, strap-shaped to oblanceolate, more or less lubricous, the margins plane, seldom wrinkled, compressed with the two layers loosely adnate and with hollow margins. The thallus gradually narrowed towards the base into a fragile stipe with a disciform holdfast.

Cells in the upper basal region irregularly polygonal with 4-6 rounded corners, parietal chloroplast with pyrenoid. The chloroplast structure in this region is sometimes obscured by numerous small or large starch grains. Pyrenoid one per cell. Cells in the middle and apical region irregularly polygonal to more or less rectangular in well ordered parts.

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Economic Importance and Threats



• West Bengal, Hugli Estuary INDIA

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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