Laurencia glandulifera [Status Unaccepted]   (Kutzing) Kutzing,  1849 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Rhodomelaceae

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Description
Thallus form and type: Bushy and cartilaginous

Occurrence: Intertidal rocks, stones covered with coarse sand

Season: November-April

Plants dark red in color, 5-20 cm tall, terete, cartilaginous, bushy branched alternately with long branches below and short branches towards the apex giving pyramidal appearance; ultimate branches sparse very short in the upper part of the main axes and branches; surface cells of the thallus radially elongated or shorter, thick walled cells in the medullary region without lenticular thickening.

Synonym (s)
Chondria glandulifera Kutzing, 1845
Chondria obtusa var. paniculata C. Agardh, 1822
Laurencia paniculata (C. Agardh) J. Agardh, 1852
Chondria obtusa var. patentiramea Montagne, 1836
Laurencia patentiramea (Montagne) Kutzing, 1849

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• BAHRAIN
• INDIA
• KUWAIT
• SAUDI ARABIA
• SEYCHELLES
• SRI LANKA
• YEMEN
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA
• Gujarat, Dwarka 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.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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