Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet

FAMILY CHROOLEPIDACEAE Rabenhorst

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Chaetophorales

Thallus heterotrichous with prostrate and erect systems usually well developed, without hairs. Cells with chloroplasts usually other than grass-green due to excess of carotenoid pigments (e.g. Trentepohlia, red; Pilinia, yellow-green); reproductive organs usually differentiated from vegetative cells (Papenfuss 1962, p. 9).

Taxonomic notes: This family contains only a few genera and is sometimes considered to include essentially aerial algae such as Trentepohlia. Only the marine genus Pilinia is recorded from southern Australian seas.

References:

PAPENFUSS, G.F. (1962). On the circumscription of the Green Algal genera Ulvella and Pilinia. Phykos 1, 6–12.

The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part I complete list of references.

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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