Corallinales Corallinaceae

Distribution

Dwarka: N 22° 14.61'; E 68° 57.28' Okha: N 22° 28.50'; E 69° 04.33' Porbandar: N 21° 37.92'; E 69° 36.48' Shivrajpur: N 22° 19.87'; E 68° 56.95' Veraval: N 20° 54.87'; E 70° 20.83'

Corallina berteroi Montagne ex Kützing

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Bushy and calcified

Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Tide pool

November-April

Moderate

Plants light purple in colour, up to 3 - 4 cm tall, erect, calcified, articulated, erect fronds cylindrical to flattened, dichotomously branched arising from a small, circular, basal disc; branching regular, pinnate or dichotomous, approaching cymoid, with many transitory types, usually somewhat lax; small proliferations arise from the segments or intergenicula; ultimate intergenicula with spatulate tips (Figs. a, b); tetrasporic conceptacles borne in small terminal cymoid clusters.

Corallinales, Corallinaceae

Distribution

Adri: N 20° 57.58'; E 70° 16.76' Dwarka: N 22° 14.61'; E 68° 57.28' Okha: N 22° 28.50'; E 69° 04.33' Porbandar: N 21° 37.92'; E 69° 36.48' Veraval: N 20° 54.87'; E 70° 20.83'

Jania rubens (Linnaeus) Lamouroux

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Calcified clusters

Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Mid littoral zone, tide pools, some times as epiphyte

November-April

Moderate

Plants pinkish red in colour, 2 - 5 cm in height, calcified growing as closely branched tufts; branching dichotomous or dichotomous cymoid, genicula unizonal, segments or intergenicula cylindrical less than 250 pm broad, multizonal, pointed at the apices (Figs. a, b); conceptacles terminal with short antennae and a single large apical pore.

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