Chondria cornuta   Borgesen,  1932 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

Thallus form and type: Remiform and bushy

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone

Season: November-April

Plants dark red in color, up to 15 cm tall, bushy, main axis slightly branched below and well branched above with long branches at the lower parts and shorter ones at the upper parts; branches cruciform, tapering near the base and at the apex, cystocarps developing on the upper ends of the branches and branchlets, apices of the branches occurring as spines below the cystocarps; tetrasporangia in the upper ends of the branches, branches twisted during growth

Synonym (s)
Chondria cornuta Borgesen, 1932

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky


• Tamil Nadu, Vedalai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban INDIA
• Gujarat, Gopnath INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Gujarat, Nava Bandar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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