Electronic Flora of South Australia Genus Fact Sheet
Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Caulerpales – Family Udoteaceae
Thallus uncalcified, tufted, composed of free, slender filaments basally branched and moniliform, and simple or irregularly branched above, attached by rhizoids. Filaments constricted at each dichotomy at the base but not constricted at upper branchings.
Reproduction: Reproduction unknown.
Type species: P. furcellata (Zanardini) Boergesen.
Taxonomic notes: This is a small genus of three species, differing from Chlorodesmis in having very slender filaments and in lacking constrictions at the upper dichotomies.
BOERGESEN, F. (1925). Marine algae from the Canary Islands, especially from Teneriffe and Gran Canaria. I. Chlorophyceae. Biol. Meddr 5 (3), 1–123.
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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