Electronic Flora of South Australia Genus Fact Sheet

Genus DASYCLADUS C. Agardh 1828: 15

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Dasycladales – Family Dasycladaceae

Thallus of an axis bearing numerous, closely arranged but free whorls of laterals each with segments of 3 (–4) orders, not terminating in hairs.

Reproduction: Reproduction by gametes formed freely in the gametangia borne on the ends of the primary segments of the whorls.

Type species: D. vermicularis (Scopoli) Krasser.

Taxonomic notes: A genus of three species (Valet 1969, p. 579), with one in southern Australia. Reproduction is only known in the type species.

References:

AGARDH, C.A. (1828). Species Algarum, Vol. 2. (Lund.)

VALET, G. (1969). Contribution a l'étude des Dayscladales 2. Cytologie et reproduction. 3. Révision systématique. Nova Hedwigia 17, 551–644, Plates 133–162.

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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