Osmundea pinnatifida   (Hudson) Stackhouse,  1809 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Rhodomelaceae

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Description
Size: 100 mm or more

Color: Dark purple to pale yellow fronds.

Cartilaginous, usually markedly compressed, from discoid base. Very variable in size and form. Main axis usually simple, branching alternate distichous, repeatedly pinnate. Ultimate ramuli short, blunt.


Synonym (s)
Fucus pinnatifidus Hudson, 1762
(Homotypic synonym)
Laurencia pinnatifida (Hudson) J. V. Lamouroux, 1813
(Homotypic synonym)
Osmundea pinnatifida (Hudson) Stackhouse, 1809
Gelidium pinnatifidum (Hudson) Lyngbye, 1819
(Homotypic synonym)
Chondria pinnatifida (Hudson) C. Agardh, 1822
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• INDIA
• OMAN
• PAKISTAN
• YEMEN

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
  • MarLIN: Marine life information network Biology and sensitivity key information sub-programme [on-line] Available at - http://www.marlin.ac.uk/
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

Page last updated on:2010-07-06

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