Odonthalia veravalensis   V. Krishnamurthy and M.D. Vijaya  (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Rhodomelaceae

Description
Thallus erect, attached by a basal hapteroid disc, with one to several main axes which are cylindrical, bearing laterals spirally arranged; both main axes and laterals polysiphonous uniaxial with four rows of large pericentrals, corticated; cortex several layered with radially elongate cells; main axes and laterals bear clusters of corymbose ramuli which are compressed and incurved. Tetrasporic stichidia borne towards ends of ramuli. Sexual plants are not seen.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• Daman and Diu, Diu INDIA (Record: 2006)
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA (Record: 2006)
• Gujarat, Adri INDIA
• Gujarat, Nava Bandar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Parthasarathy, MDV and Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Occurrence of Odonthalia in Indian waters Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association and Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute 28(1) 1-4 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
  • Jha B, Reddy C.R.K, Thakur M C and Rao M (2009) Seaweeds of India The Diversity and Distribution of seaweeds of Gujarat Coast Springer 211pp Available at - NIO

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