Rhodymeniales Rhodymeniaceae

Botryocladia leptopoda (J. Agardh) Kylin

Distribution

Dwarka: N 22° 14.61'; E 68° 57.28' Okha: N 22° 28.49'; E 69° 04.56' 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'

Botryocladia leptopoda (J. Agardh) Kylin

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Bushy with mucilaginous spherical vesicles Intertidal rocks

Infra littoral fringe and sub littoral zone, rock crevices

November-April

Moderate

Plants pinkish red to violet red in colour, up to 60 cm tall, erect, attached by discoid holdfasts; stems cylindrical, thick, densely and irregularly branched, solid and covered with sub-spherical and minutely stalked vesicles of 1 - 5 mm diameter (Figs. a, b).

Rhodymeniales, Rhodymeniaceae

Distribution

Okha: N 22° 28.47'; E 69° 04.55' Porbandar: N 21° 37.92'; E 69° 36.48' Sutrapada: N 20° 50.18'; E 70° 28.89' Veraval: N 20° 54.87'; E 70° 20.83'

Coelarthrum muelleri (Sonder) B0rgesen

Distribution

Okha: N 22° 28.47'; E 69° 04.55' Porbandar: N 21° 37.92'; E 69° 36.48' Sutrapada: N 20° 50.18'; E 70° 28.89' Veraval: N 20° 54.87'; E 70° 20.83'

Coelarthrum muelleri (Sonder) B0rgesen

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Delicate and ovular vesicles Intertidal rocks

Infra littoral fringe, rock pools

November-April

Scanty

Plants bright red in colour, up to 25 cm tall, erect, attached by a solid creeping stoloniferous basal portion with 2 - 3 mm thick branches; distinctly articulated regularly di- or trichotomously branched; segments cylindrical, ovoid or cuneate, hollow; inter-segmentary portions solid and cylindrical (Figs. a, b).

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