Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet

FAMILY CHAETOPHORACEAE Harvey

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Chaetophorales

Thallus heterotrichous but often with the erect system strongly reduced, with or without hairs. Cells with grass-green pigments; reproductive zooids formed in normal vegetative cells.

Taxonomic notes: A family of numerous genera, mostly small epiphytes or shell-boring algae. Only Entocladia is as yet recorded from southern Australia.

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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