Pithophora oedogonia   (Montagne) Wittrock,  1877 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

Plantmass of entangled filaments forming cushions, at first attached to the substratum but later on free floating. Branches of 1-3 orders; cells of the primary branches broader, about 900 μm long and 70-130 μm wide; terminal vegetative cells as long as 370 μm long and 70 μm broad. Akinetes intercalary or terminal, slightly inflated at the middle, somewhat barrel-shaped, the terminal akinetes much shorter than the vegetative cells, more or less conical with obtusely rounded apices, intercalary akinetes often in pairs, about 40-250 μm long and 100-180 μm wide, black or blackish brown when mature. Branches solitary or opposite, akinetes intercalary or terminal, sometimes in tiers.

Synonym (s)
Conferva oedogonia Montagne, 1850
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats




Literature Source(s)
  • Biswas, K (1948) Common fresh & brackish water algal flora of India & Burma Records of the Botanical Survey of India Periodical Expert Book Agency, Delhi, India 15(1) 125 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/
  • Krishnamurthy, V (2006) Key to the taxonomic identification of green and brown marine algae of India Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Seaweed taxonomic identification, aquaculture, resource, environment, fouling and disease Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar 1 1-146 Available at - NIO, Goa

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