Streblonema turmale   Borgesen,  1937 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Plants forming low dense epiphytic tufts. Basal endophytic system forming irregularly ramified filaments, sometimes aggregated to form a plate, the cells of the latter give rise to short rhizoids from their lower side. Cells of the endophytic portion irregularly shaped, 5-10 µ broad and 30-66 µ long. Erect or the projecting system composed of short assimilatory filaments, long hairs and plurilocular sporangia. Assimilatory filaments unbranched, cylindrical, composed of cells, 26-66 µ long and 7-16 µ broad, possessing 2-3 small irregularly discoid chromatophores. Occasionally the assimilators become plurilocular sporangia. Hairs long, filamentous possessing a basal meristem, 300 µ long. Cells of the hairs 40-80 µ long and 4-16 µ broad.

Plurilocular sporangia either sessile or pedicellate, occurring singly or crowded together on short branch-system in corymbiform manner. Sporangia cylindrical-spindle-shaped, broadest in the middle, uniseriate or multiseriate, 4-30 µ broad and 50-300 µ long. Occasionally the loculi become bulged and spherical. Sometimes the single content of the loculi become divided.

Epiphytic on Liagora erecta and Dictyota bartayresiana.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• 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 -
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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