Platysiphonia delicata   (Clemente) Cremades,  1990 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Filamentous and polysiphonous

Occurrence: Infra littoral fringe, rock pools with coarse sand, stones bordering pools, epiphyte on large algae

Season: November-April

Plants dark red in color, 1-4 cm tall, bushy with prostrate and erect filaments, prostrate axes attached to substratum by rhizoids, erect filaments uncorticated giving rise to lateral branches endogenously from the axial cells; four pericentral cells formed from axial cells, tetrasporangia produced in two longitudinal rows on wing-like stichidia arising from the lateral branches

Synonym (s)
Conferva delicata Clemente y Rubio, 1807
Platysiphonia delicata (Clemente y Rubio) Cremades in Cremades & Perez-Cirera, 1990
Hutchinsia miniata C. Agardh, 1828
(Heterotypic synonym)
Sarcomenia miniata (C. Agardh) J. Agardh, 1863
(Heterotypic synonym)
Platysiphonia miniata (C. Agardh) Borgesen, 1931
(Heterotypic synonym)
Polysiphonia miniata (C. Agardh) Kutzing, 1849
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Gujarat, Jalleshwar shore INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Adri INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval INDIA
• Gujarat, Samiani Island INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• 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 -
  • Environment information system (ENVIS) (ENVIS-EMCBTAP node) Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • 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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