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