Sargassum ilicifolium var. ventusa   Grunow  (Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Chromista
Phylum:Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order:Fucales
Family:Sargassaceae

Description
Size: Height 25-45 cm.

Color: Yellowish brown

Plants with the basal portion forming a cuneate disc. Upper portion richly branched, radially organized. Axes of the plants glabrous, cylindrical. Leaves obovate, 1-4 cm long and 0.5-1 cm broad, being larger in the lower parts of the plant; margins of the leaves sinuately dentate or sharply serrated, with obtuse apex; midrib more or less conspicuous with cryptostomata occurring on either sides of it. Vesicles spherical, 1.5-3 mm broad, mostly of smaller size.

Receptacles fastigiately branched, triangular and spinulose, containing oogonial and antheridial conceptacles on separate plants.


Synonym (s)
Sargassum ilicifolium var. venustum Grunow (cf. De Toni), 1895

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Red Sea

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 - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-09-21

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