Fucales Sargassaceae

Distribution

Okha: N 22° 28.43,; E 69° 04.091 Porbandar: N 21° 38.24,; E 69° 35.81 Shivrajpur: N 22° 19.87,; E 68° 56.951 Veraval: N 20° 54.87,; E 70° 20.831

Sargassum vulgare C. Agardh

Sargassum vulgare C. Agardh

Thallus form and type Substratum Occurrence Season Abundance Description

Distribution

Okha: N 22° 28.43,; E 69° 04.091 Porbandar: N 21° 38.24,; E 69° 35.81 Shivrajpur: N 22° 19.87,; E 68° 56.951 Veraval: N 20° 54.87,; E 70° 20.831

Foliose and bushy Intertidal rocks

Infra littoral fringe and sub littoral zone, wave exposed stones

November-April

Dense

Plants dark brown in colour, 58 cm tall with a few primary branches arising from conical holdfasts, secondary branches spirally arranged, stems terete, filiform, and sparsely muricate (Fig. a, b); leaves linear-lanceolate serrate or sub-entire in the basal parts, costate vesicles, spherical 2 - 5 mm in diameter with flat stalk, mucronate; receptacles dichotomously branched, fasciculate, cymose clusters, cylindrical, verrucose.

The species of Sargassum are widely used for production of alginates and liquid seaweed fertilizer in India

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