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Spyridia clavataKützing

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCeramialesCeramiaceaeSpyridiaclavata
Habitat
Found growing in seagrass beds on protected side, attached to hard
substratum.
Distribution
Atlantic Islands (Cape Verde Islands), North America (Florida, North Carolina,
South Carolina), Caribbean Islands (Barbados, Cuba, Curaçao, Hispaniola,
Jamaica, Lesser Antilles, Trinidad & Tobago, Virgin Islands), Central America
(Panama), South America (Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela), Africa (Angola,
Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Mauritania, San Tomé & Principe, Senegal),
Southeast Asia (Indonesia).
Characteristics
Plants slender to robust, 8-20 cm long, pale pink in color. Main branches somewhat firm, axes terete below, somewhat compressed, distichously alternate, sometimes oppositely branched with larger and smaller branches intermixed, cortication up to apical region. Smaller branches clavate or spindle-shaped , markedly tapering towards base. Younger branches beset with short determinate branchlets, sometimes curved, reduced or absent at swollen tips.
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalitySwan Key
Compiled by
Ryan Fikes
Links
Reference
Tropical Field Phycology Field Book, STRI, Bocas de Toro, 2008.
Comments
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