Electronic Flora of South Australia Genus Fact Sheet
Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Caulerpales – Family Udoteaceae
Thallus uncalcified, usually flabellate and stipitate, arising from an erect rhizoidal holdfast or rhizomatous, with a felt-like lamina. Filaments interwoven, subdichotomous, without lateral appendages or attachment; constrictions present in filaments, sometimes strongly marked at dichotomies.
Reproduction: Reproduction involving gametangia which are terminal on filaments exserted from the lamina.
Type species: A. nigricans Decaisne.
Taxonomic notes: Avrainvillea is a tropical-subtropical genus of some 18 species, often common in shallow, sandy mud areas. One species, A. clavatiramea, is known on southern Australian coasts.
DECAISNE, J. (1842b). Mémoire sur les Corallines ou Polypiers Calcifères. Annls Sci. nat. (Bot.) ser. 2, 18, 96–128.
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part I complete list of references.
Womersley, H.B.S. (31 May, 1984)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
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