Dictyotales Dictyotaceae

Distribution

Dictyopteris delicatula Lamouroux

Distribution

Dictyopteris delicatula Lamouroux

Thallus form and type Substratum Occurrence Season Abundance Description

Frondose and ribbon type Intertidal rocks, coralline stones Lower mid littoral zone, tidal streams November-April Scanty

Plants light brown in colour, 3 - 5 cm tall, attached by a minute disc; thallus dichot-omously and irregularly branched with entire margins (Fig. a); apices round and midrib more prominent at the lower parts of the thallus, 4 - 6 layered in the mid rib region and two layered in the wings (Fig. b); reproductive organs and hairs forming a narrow belt on both sides of the midrib.

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