Ceramiales Spyridiaceae

Spyridia hypnoides (Bory de Saint - Vincent) Papenfuss

Distribution Porbandar: N 21° 38.24'; E 69° 35.81'

Spyridia hypnoides (Bory de Saint - Vincent) Papenfuss

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Distribution Porbandar: N 21° 38.24'; E 69° 35.81'

Remiform and feather-like Intertidal rocks Lower mid littoral zone November-April Scanty

Plants dark red in colour, 10 - 15 cm tall, erect, filamentous, densely ramified, segmented and branched; branches and branchlets arranged distichously, giving a feather-like appearance to the frond (Figs. a, b), the main axes and branches completely corticated; ramuli 1 mm long, uniseriate, corticated only at the nodes, 35 - 100 pm broad, tapering above (Fig. c), ending with mucronate tip or with two or three curved spine cells.

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