Dictyota indica [Status Unaccepted]   Sonder ex Kutzing,  1859 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order:Dictyotales
Family:Dictyotaceae

Description
Size: Height 12-28 cm.

Plants regularly dichotomously branched, internodal segments 1-4 cm long and 1-2 mm broad, more or less uniformly throughout. Angles between the branches wide and rounded. Branches somewhat spirally twisted, margins entire, apices rounded. Plants internally composed of two layers consisting of small thin-walled cells enclosing in between a middle layer of large more or less thick-walled cells.

Plants bearing tetrasporangia only, the latter forming scattered sori on both surfaces of the thalli. Sporangia globular in shape.


Synonym (s)
Dictyota pardalis Kutzing, 1859

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mishra, JN (1966) Phaeophyceae in India ICAR 203 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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

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