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Phyllophora pseudoceranoides

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Phyllophora pseudoceranoides, the stalked leaf bearer, is a small marine red alga.[1]

Description

This red alga grows to a length of 10 cm (3.9 in). The frond is generally flattened and fan shaped, growing from a discoid holdfast forming a terete stipe with flattened branches dividing dichotomously as a blade with rounded apices.[2][3] The medulla, the inner parts of the frond, is composed of large thick walled cells, closely packed become smaller towards the cortex.[3]

Reproduction

The plants are usually dioecious, male and female parts on separate plants. The spermatangia pits in the cortex, the cystocarps are pedicellate, urn-shaped growing to 3 mm long.The tetrasporangia occur form patches in rows on the sides of the blade.[2][3]

Habitat

In rock pools and in the intertidalzone to a depth of 30 m.[4][3]

Distribution

Commonly to be found around the Great Britain, Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Iceland, Norway to Portugal and the Mediterranean.[3][2]

References

  1. ^ "Phyllophora pseudoceranoïdes (S.G.Gmelin) Newroth & A.R.A.Taylor ex P.S.Dixon & L.M.Irvine". www.algaebase.org. AlgaeBase. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Bunker, F.StP.D, Brodie, J.A., Maggs, C.A. and Bunker, A.R. 2017. Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland Second Edition. Wild Nature Press, Plymouth, UK. ISBN 978-0-9955673-3-7
  3. ^ a b c d e Dixon, P.S. and Irvine, L.M. 1977. Seaweeds of the British Isles Volume 1 Rhodophyta Part 1 Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. British Museum (Natural History) ISBN 0-565-00781-5
  4. ^ Hardy, F.G. and Guiry, M.D. 2003. A Check-list and atlas of the Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. British Phycological Society.ISBN 0-9527115-16
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Phyllophora pseudoceranoides: Brief Summary

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Phyllophora pseudoceranoides, the stalked leaf bearer, is a small marine red alga.

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