Rosenvingea floridana   (W. R. Taylor) W. R. Taylor,  1955 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Phaeophyceae

Plant bushy, to 3.2 dm tall, the primary axis short, soon indistinguishable, the branching fairly abundant near the base, above more sparse, irregular, with occasional aculeate projections, the distal segments long, flexuous, tapering acute. Diameter of main axis near the base about 0.3 mm, but above as much as 1.5 mm; terete or compressed, hollow except near the base. Hairs present, to 12 µ diameter. Gametangia inconspicuous, in small sori or covering large areas, initially 3-5 cells long, the outer 1-3 cells dividing longitudinally, forming a stalked structure as much as 14 µ diameter, but not over twice as long as broad. Plurilocular sporangia short, 3-4 cells long.

Synonym (s)
Cladosiphon floridanus W. R. Taylor, 1928
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal



Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Taylor, WR (1972) Marine algae of the eastern tropical and subtropical coasts of the Americas University of Michigan Press 870 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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