Polysiphonia brodiei   (Dillwyn) Sprengel,  1827 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Florideophyceae

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Size: 300 mm long

Color: Dark purple-red fronds

Cartilaginous, cylindrical, tufted, from small conical basal disc. Branches irregular to pseudodichotomous, densely clothed with short, slender, much-divided branchlets, forming the distinct tufts characteristic of this species. Central siphon of main axes with 6-8 primary pericentral siphons and as many alternating secondary pericentral siphons, surrounded by small corticating cells. Branchlets ecorticate, with fewer pericentral siphons, articulations about as long as broad.

Synonym (s)
Conferva brodiei Dillwyn, 1809
(Homotypic synonym)
Polysiphonia brodiei (Dillwyn) Sprengel, 1827
Ceramium brodiei (Dillwyn) C. Agardh, 1811
(Homotypic synonym)
Hutchinsia brodiei (Dillwyn) Lyngbye, 1819
(Homotypic synonym)
Vertebrata brodiei (Dillwyn) Kuntze, 1891
(Homotypic synonym)
Polysiphonia penicillata (C. Agardh) Sprengel, 1827
(Heterotypic synonym)
Hutchinsia penicillata C. Agardh, 1828
(Heterotypic synonym)
Polysiphonia brodiei f. densa Holmes & Batters, 1890
(Heterotypic synonym)
Polysiphonia brodiei f. typica Holmes & Batters, 1890
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal


• West Bengal, Salt Lake INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA
• Gujarat 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

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