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FAMILY BRYOPSIDACEAE Bory

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Derbesiales

Thallus (gametophyte) erect, usually several cm high, with one to several distinct axes pinnately or radially branched and sub-branched, branches and ramuli basally constricted, cylindrical to slightly tapering; sporophytic thallus filamentous, creeping, slightly branched.

Reproduction: Gametophyte monoecious or dioecious, producing anisogametes within ramuli cut off by a basal septum, liberated through papillae or from lateral gametangia. Sporophytes producing stephanokontic zoospores within the filaments.

References: The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part I

Author: H.B.S. Womersley

Publication: Womersley, H.B.S. (31 May, 1984)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
Part I
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