Gardnerula tenuissima   Tseng & Hua  (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

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Color: Blue-green

Thalli erect, tenuous, 5-10 mm high, forming widely expanded, velvety strata. Tufted repeatedly 5-8 times branched, terminal branches simple, dichotomous or rare fascicule. Branches 50-85 µm diameter in the middle, uppermost 100-150 µm in diameter, coaxial, consisting of 20-60 closely, parallel filaments, enclosed in thin, hyaline common sheaths, pseudoparenchymatous in transverse section. Trichomes 3-4.5 µm in diameter, terminal cells slightly attenuated, but hyaline, long hairs absent.

Synonym (s)
Gardnerula tenuissima Tseng & Hua in Hua & Tseng, 1983

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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