Gigartinales Solieriaceae

Distribution

Solieria chordalis (C. Agardh) J. Agardh

Distribution

Solieria chordalis (C. Agardh) J. Agardh

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Bushy and succulent Intertidal rocks, coralline stones Lower mid littoral zone, tide pools November-April Scanty

Plants bright red in colour, up to 15 cm high attached by a small discs; many axes arising from discoid holdfast; axes and main branches profusely branched, 2 - 4 mm broad; branching alternate, sub-dichotomous or whorled with fusiform and acute ramuli (Figs. a, b); thallus composed of 1 - 2 layered epidermis, large celled cortex and filamentous or hyphae-like medulla (Fig. c).

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