Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet

FAMILY CAULERPACEAE Greville ex Kützing

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Caulerpales

Thallus coenocytic but with trabeculae across the lumen, differentiated into a horizontal stolon attached by rhizoids and erect, simple to much branched fronds; wall of xylan; heteroplastic.

Life history diplontic, with meiosis at gametogenesis.

Taxonomic notes: A monotypic family.

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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