Laurencia poitei   (J. V. Lamouroux) M. A. Howe  (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Rhodophyta
Class: Florideophyceae
Order:Ceramiales
Family:Rhodomelaceae

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Description
Color: Pale buff to pinkish

Plants to about 1 dm tall, sparse to bushy, alternately branched from the main axis, the branches often approximating the primary axis in length. Ultimate branchlets short, truncate, not closely packed, opposite or alternate on the last indeterminate branches or radially placed or marginal along flattened branches, though frequently both conditions on the same plant; branches 1.0-1.5 mm diameter, where flattened reaching a width of 2 mm. Cortical cells neither radially elongate nor projecting hen viewed in section.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Arockiapuram Coast (Lat: 8.10) (Long: 77.57) INDIA (Record: 09/1995-11/1995)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar, Pudumadam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Manapad INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tiruchendur INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Idinthakarai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu , Kovalam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Muttam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Roslin, AS; Rosakutty, PJ and Lazarus, S (1997) A study on the flora and fauna of Arockiapuram Coast of Tamil Nadu Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 19(1-2) 55-61 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/
  • Sundaram, KS; Sarvesan, R; Mohamed, KH and Shanbhogue, SL (1969) Catalogue of molluscs, prawns, stomatopods and marine algae in the reference collections of the central marine fisheries research institute Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 9 1-52 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/570/1/Bulletin_9.pdf
  • 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
  • Kaliaperumal, N and Pandian, G (1984) Marine algal flora from some localities of south Tamil nadu coast Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 26(1&2) 159-164 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • iptek.net Available at - http://www.iptek.net.id/ind/?mnu=

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