Sebdeniales Sebdeniaceae

Distribution

Dwarka: N 22° 14.61"; E 68° 57.28" Okha: N 22° 28.43,; E 69° 04.51 Porbandar: N 21° 37.921; E 69° 36.481 Veraval: N 20° 54.87,; E 70° 20.83,

Sebdeniaflabellata (J. Agardh) Parkinson

Distribution

Dwarka: N 22° 14.61"; E 68° 57.28" Okha: N 22° 28.43,; E 69° 04.51 Porbandar: N 21° 37.921; E 69° 36.481 Veraval: N 20° 54.87,; E 70° 20.83,

Sebdeniaflabellata (J. Agardh) Parkinson

Soft and succulent

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Intertidal rocks, rock pools

Mid littoral zone and infra littoral fringe

November-April

Moderate

Plants pinkish red in colour, 25 - 30 cm tall, cylindrical, soft, developing from a cuneate base, repeatedly dichotomous (Figs. a, b), showing multiaxial construction; segments 5 - 10 mm broad; medulla filamentous without a distinct central axis; cortex densely crowded with inner large cells and outer small cells (Fig. c).

Rhodymeniales, Champiaceae

Champia compressa Harvey

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Soft, segmented and mucilaginous Intertidal rocks, coralline stones Lower mid littoral zone, tide pools November-April Dense

Plants purple red to blackish red in colour, up to 5 cm tall, gelatinous, creeping; fronds compressed to flattened, 2 - 4 mm wide articulate, branching, sub-distichous bi-pinnate, branches markedly narrow at the base expended above, segments short barrel-shaped, 0.8 - 1 mm wide (Figs. a, b).

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