Pleonosporium polymorphum   Itono,  1971 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Filamentous and bushy

Substratum: Intertidal rocks

Occurrence: Infra littoral fringe and sub littoral zone

Season: July-November

Plants oink dark color, 5-6 cm tall, epiphytic, attached by many rhizoids arising from the basal parts of the erect axes; erect axis about 120 micro meter or more thick at the basal parts and thinner above; branching alternate, distichous, single un-branched filaments arising in the lower cells of the branches, these un-branched filaments growing downwards; cystocarps globular in shape, naked or with rudimentary involucral filaments.

Synonym (s)
Pleonosporium polymorphum Itono, 1971
Mesothamnion polymorphum (Itono) Itono, 1977
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Gujarat, Okha 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 -
  • 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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