Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet
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.
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (31 May, 1984)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
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