Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet

FAMILY PALMELLACEAE (Endlicher) Kützing

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Tetrasporales

Thallus of cells irregularly arranged within the gelatinous matrix; cells without individual stalks, becoming motile in some taxa under certain conditions, without pseudoflagella.

Taxonomic notes: An ill-defined family, as is the type genus Palmella. One genus of remarkable form (Palmoclathrus) is known from southern Australian coasts and is tentatively placed in this family and order.

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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