|Inconspicuous on hard surfaces under overhanging ledges, caves or crevices. |
|Haloplegma duperreyi has a spongy, felt-like, pendant or prostrate thallus that tends to be heavily epiphitized. Dark to pale-pink irregularly lobed blades, to 12 cm wide and 5 cm high, grow from rhizoids located along margins or basal areas. Blades, often with minute fringe along margins, lack a main axis or vein and are formed by densely interwoven cylindrical filaments, 30 μm in diameter. Filament branches, each possessing short surface projections 1-4 cells long, are most often perpendicular to adjacent filaments and form a square meshwork. Tetrahedrally divided tetrasporangia located on surface projections. |
|In Bocas Del Toro|
|Samantha Schmitt |
|Littler, Diane S., Mark M. Littler, Katina E. Bucher, and James N. Norris. Marine Plants of the Caribbean: A Field Guide from |
Florida to Brazil. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989.
Littler, Diane S. and Mark M. Littler. Caribbean Reef Plants. Washington, D.C.: Offshore Graphics, Inc., 2000.
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