Laurencia cruciata [Status Unaccepted]   Harvey,  1855 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Rhodomelaceae

Description
Thallus form and type: Bushy and cartilaginous

Occurrence: Mid littoral zone and infra littoral fringe

Season: November-April

Plants dark red in color, 4-5 cm high, bushy, uniformly cylindrical from base to apex, pinnately branched, branches distichous or opposite or verticillate; ramuli sparse, sterile ramuli cylindrical, truncate, cruciately arranged, fertile ramuli incrassate, swollen, obtuse with unequally developed verrucae.

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Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• INDIA
• Lakshadweep INDIA
• SRI LANKA
• Gujarat, Dwarka INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Gujarat, Porbandar INDIA
• Gujarat, Veraval 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
  • 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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