Hypoglossum heterocystideum   (J. Agardh) J. Agardh,  1898 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Frondose and ribbon type

Occurrence: Infra littoral fringe and sub littoral zone

Season: November-April

Plants pale to medium red in color, 10-12 cm tall, delicate, flat, bushy, membranous, densely branched and attached by discoid holdfasts; fronds linear to lanceolate, undivided, margins entire sometimes crisped, about 4 mm in width at its broader part with acute apex; secondary branches arising from the midrib, sometimes abundant proliferations forming from the midrib; marginal cells squarish or rectangular; tetrasporangia in elongated narrow belts on both the sides of the midrib; spermatangia as elongate sori on both the side of the midrib.

Synonym (s)
Delesseria heteroicystidea J. Agardh, 1885
Hypoglossum heterocystideum (J. Agardh) J. Agardh, 1898
Delesseria hypoglossoides Harvey, 1855
(Heterotypic synonym)
Membranoptera hypoglossoides (Harvey) Kuntze, 1891
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hypoglossum hypoglossoides (Harvey) Womersley & Shepley, 1982
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hypoglossum marginatum J. Agardh, 1898
(Heterotypic synonym)
Delesseria heterocystidea J. Agardh, 1885
(Homotypic synonym)
Delesseria undulata J. Agardh, 1894
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hypoglossum undulatum (J. Agardh) J. Agardh, 1898
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• Gujarat, Okha Port INDIA (Record: 03/2005)
• 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • PlantNET: The plant information network system of the botanic gardens trust version 2.0 Available at - http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/
  • Thakur, MC; Reddy, CRK and Jha, B (2008) Seasonal variation in biomass and species composition of seaweeds stranded along Port Okha, northwest coast of India Journal of Earth System Science Springer 117(3) 211–218 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/t71wx618175657h3/fulltext.pdf
  • Sahoo, D; Nivedita and Debasish (2001) Seaweeds of Indian coast S. B. Nangia, A. P. H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 283 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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