Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet

FAMILY DASYCLADACEAE Kützing

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Dasycladales

Thallus consisting of an axis bearing numerous whorls of laterals of one type, each branched to 2 or 3 (or more) orders, either free or in some genera with the terminal cells united laterally to form a cortex.

Reproduction: Reproduction by iso- or anisogametes formed in cysts or freely in gametangia borne terminally or laterally on the inner segments of the laterals.

Taxonomic notes: A family of six living genera, largely tropical-subtropical in distribution, with one genus on southern Australian coasts.

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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