Rhodymeniales Champiaceae

Distribution

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'

Champia parvula (C. Agardh) Harvey

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Soft, segmented and mucilaginous Intertidal rocks

Lower mid littoral zone, epiphytic on larger algae

November-April

Scanty

Plants crimson red in colour (Fig. a), 3 - 7 cm tall, gelatinous, segmented, generally epiphytic in nature, caespitose and attached by the rhizoids; thallus closely branched with decumbent and erect branches with obtuse tips, few decumbent branches usually present at the base; segments barrel shaped, slightly constricted near the septa, as long as broad or much longer.

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