Fucales Sargassaceae

Sargassum tenerrimum J. G. Agardh

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Foliose and bushy Intertidal rocks

Infra littoral fringe and sub littoral zone, tide pools

November-April

Dense

Plants yellowish brown in colour, 30 - 40 cm tall, arising form small conical discs; primary axes terete, very short, irregularly and alternately branched; primary branches cylindrical, very smooth, with branches and branchlets; leaves thin, translucent, 2 - 6 cm long, 0.5 - 1.5 cm broad, longer and broader below, smaller and narrower towards the apices, margins sinuate dentate, apices narrow rounded mid rib prominent (Figs. a, b); vesicles stalked more or less spherical; receptacles richly branched, spinous, verrucose, antheridia and oogonia developing in different receptacles (Fig. c).

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