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Genus PSEUDOCODIUM Weber van Bosse 1896: 209

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Caulerpales – Family Udoteaceae

Thallus erect, uncalcified, subdichotomous, branches compressed, more or less linear. Growth apical, with a medulla of more or less longitudinal, branched filaments producing a cortex of elongate utricles which adhere closely to form a firm surface layer. Cross walls and plugs absent.

Reproduction: Reproduction unknown.

Type species: P. devriesii Weber van Bosse.

Taxonomic notes: A small genus of three species, the type from South Africa and also P. floridanum Dawes & Mathieson (1972) from deep water off Florida. P. devriesii and P. australasicum both appear to be confined to shallow water.

References:

DAWES, C.J. & MATHIESON, A.C. (1972). A new species of Pseudocodium (Chorophyta, Siphonales) from the west coast of Florida. Phycologia 11, 273–277.

WEBER van BOSSE, A. (1896). On a new genus of siphonean algae-Pseudocodium. Linn. Soc. London J. Bot. 32, 209–212, Plate 1.

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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