Dictyotales Dictyotaceae

Padina boryana Thivy

Frondose and fan shaped

Intertidal rocks, coralline stones

Mid littoral zone, tide pools with coarse sand

November-April

Dominant

Plants light brown in colour, 8 - 10 cm tall, 2 - 4 cm broad, attached by rhizoma-tous discs, fronds fan like, deeply lobed, margin inrolled (Fig. a); concentric rows of hairs and tetrasporangia alternately arranged and sporangia formed just above the rows of hairs (Fig. b). It grows as patches in tide pools.

Padina boryana Thivy

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