Rhodymeniales Rhodymeniaceae

Rhodymenia sonderi P. Silva

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Ribbon like with cylindrical stalks Intertidal rocks

Infra littoral fringe, rock pools

November-April

Scanty

Plants dark red or rose pink in colour, up to 15 cm tall, erect, firm and gelatinous and attached by a distinct basal disc; thallus dichotomously divided; blades stalked, 2 - 3 mm wide, lower portions cuneate, upper portions linear, sub-flabellately or fastigiately branched, angle between furcations acute (Figs. a, b); margins of the blade entire; fronds slightly thickened at the margins and more or less sub-canaliculate or concave on one side.

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