Valonia macrophysa   Kutzing,  1843 (Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Ulvophyceae

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Thallus of large macroscopic, crowded cells; of indeterminate diameter, to 5 cm thick; shiny, dark olive-green; rhizoids extending from basal cells.

Cells tightly packed, spherical, oblong to club-shaped; cell wall thin, tough, elastic, branching irregular, from base or any exposed area.

Synonym (s)
Valonia uvaria Kutzing, 1845
(Heterotypic synonym)
Valonia macrophysa f. uvaria (Kutzing) Kuckuck, 1907
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep, Kalpeni INDIA
• Lakshadweep, Minicoy INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Kaliaperumal, N; Kaladharan, P and Kalimuthu, S (1989) Seaweed and seagrass resources Marine living resources of the union territory of Lakshadweep: An indicative survey with suggestions for development Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 43 162-176 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -
  • Littler, DS; Littler, MM and Brooks, BL (1995) Marine algae and seagrasses from the Tobacco Range Fracture Zone, Belize, C.A Atoll Research Bulletin Smithsonian Institution Press 429 1-43 Available at -

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