Ectocarpus geminifructus [Status Unaccepted]   Borgesen,  1937 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Basal system endophytic, composed of irregularly bent ramified filaments, 7-12 µ thick consisting of rows of cells, nearly half of which characteristically divided by longitudinally walls into two cells. Erect system composed of filaments varying in length, being 250 µ long, often ending in a sheathed hair. Cells of the filaments 9-11 µ broad and as long, being often divided by longitudinal walls. Meristematic zone situated at the base of the sheathed hairs.

Plants bearing only plurilocular sporangia; the latter 70 µ long and 27 µ wide, cylindrical-saccate in shape, rounded at the apices and bases, terminally placed on a more or less short filament, sometimes consisting of single cell. When two sporangia occur together, the cells in the upper end of the filaments are divided by longitudinal walls; at the top these cells separate, each carrying a sporangium.

Epiphytic on Liagora erecta.

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• Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mishra, JN (1966) Phaeophyceae in India ICAR 203 pp 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 -

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