Electronic Flora of South Australia Genus Fact Sheet

Genus RHIPILIA Kützing 1858: 12, pl. 28

Phylum Chlorophyta – Order Caulerpales – Family Udoteaceae

Thallus uncalcified, usually complanate, relatively thin, stipitate to subsessile, occasionally tufted, sometimes zonate, ecorticate. Structure of irregularly aggregated or laxly interwoven filaments which are repeatedly subdichotomous, basally constricted or not, and connected by short lateral branches terminated by a tenaculum of 2–6 short processes.

Reproduction: Reproduction unknown.

Lectotype species: R. tomentosa Kützing.

Taxonomic notes: Rhipilia is a tropical genus of some 8 or 9 species in which R. pusilla is aberrant and may not be best placed in this genus.

References:

KÜTZING, F.T. (1858). Tabulae Phycologicae. Vol. 8. (Nordhausen.)

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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