|Growing epiphiyically on other algae in mangroves |
|Florida, Greater Antilles, Lesser Antilles, Southern Caribbean. |
|Thallus occasionally bushy, composed of soft, delicate, monosiphonous filaments, up to 10 cm tall, |
pale pink. Main axis uncorticated, uniseriate, up to 100 µm in diameter, branching alternate. Laterals fine,
sparse, hair-like, 5-7 µm in diameter, their tips slightly incurved and flat-topped. Vegetative cells uninucleate
with the nucleus commonly centrally located.
|Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https:// www.algaebase.org; searched on 20 August 2009.
Littler, D.S., Littler, M.M. & Hanisak, M.D. 2008. Submersed plants of the Indian River Lagoon: A floristic inventory and field guide, 289 pp, 565 color photographs, 492 photomicrographs, 305 anatomical line drawings. Washington, DC: OffShore Graphics, Inc.. Notes: Distributed by Harbor Branch Foundation, Florida, USA.
|In Bocas Del Toro|
|Reported By||NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009|
|Locality||Bocas Research Station, Isla Colón, Panamá |
|Comments||This is the first distributional record of this species for Bocas del Toro. Although the description by |
Littler et al. (2008) mentions that the thallus can reach a height of 10 cm, the Bocas specimen found was <
1 cm tall.
|Field Guide to Common Marine Algae of the Bocas del Toro Area II: NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009|
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