Electronic Flora of South Australia Genus Fact Sheet

Genus PALMOCLATHRUS Womersley 1971b: 299

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Tetrasporales – Family Palmellaceae

Thallus erect, with a discoid holdfast producing one to several erect, terete stipes each bearing a solid disc at their upper end, continuing as a cupulate, clathrate membrane. Cells immersed without order in the firm gelatinous matrix, uninucleate and with a large cup-shaped chloroplast, without a pyrenoid.

Reproduction: Reproduction unknown.

Type and only species: P. stipitatus Womersley.

References:

WOMERSLEY, H.B.S. (1971b). Palmoclathrus, a new deep water genus of Chlorophyta. Phycologia 10, 229–233.

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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