Rhodymeniales Champiaceae

Champia indica B0gesen

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Champia indica B0gesen

Distribution

Dwarka: N 22° 14.61'; E 68° 57.28' Okha: N 22° 28.41'; E 69° 03.58' Porbandar: N 21° 37.92'; E 69° 36.48' Shivrajpur: N 22° 19.87'; E 68° 56.95' Veraval: N 20° 54.87'; E 70° 20.83'

Soft, segmented and mucilaginous

Intertidal rocks, calcareous substrata

Lower mid littoral zone and infra littoral fringe

November-April

Scanty

Plants dark red to pinkish red in colour, up to 15 cm tall, segmented, gelatinous, densely caespitose and growing as pyramidal tufts (Figs. a, b); articulations pronounced with barrel shaped segments, segments 3 mm broad, as long as broad and 1.5 mm long in the side branches; cystocarps small, sub-spherical and scattered over the surface of the segments.

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