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

Basal system composed of creeping, irregularly bent, sinuate and irregularly branched filaments. Filaments 5 µ in the thinner parts; 8-10 µ thick in the thickest ones. Cells varying much in length, as long as broad to 2-3, rarely 4 times as long as broad; their cross-walls often more or less oblique; cells divided by longitudinal walls occasionally form plurilocular sporangia or an erect filament; in older parts of the thallus the longitudinal walls are rather common. Erect system filamentous, ending in broadly rounded cells, sometimes in a hair. Filaments about 50-75 µ or very rarely up to 100 µ long or slightly longer and 8 µ broad. Cells short, containing 3-5 round chromatophores, about as long as broad.

Plant bearing only pluirlocular sporangia; the latter broadly oval to saccate in shape, the smaller ones about 13 µ broad and 23 µ long; the larger ones 42 µ long and 17 µ broad.

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• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari 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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