Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet

FAMILY VAUCHERIACEAE Dumortier

Phylum Chrysophyta – Class Xanthophyceae – Order Vaucheriales

Thallus filamentous, coenocytic, forming mats or tufts; chloroplasts with or without pyrenoids.

Reproduction: Reproduction by aplanospores or zoospores, or oogamous by oogonia and antheridia borne on the filaments and cut off by cross walls.

Taxonomic notes: A family with one or two genera, Vaucheria De Candolle (including Vaucheriopsis Hering), and Pseudodichotomosiphon Yamada, which is regarded as a synonym of Vaucheria by Christensen ( I 987a, p. 2).

References: The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part II

Author: H.B.S. Womersley

Publication: Womersley, H.B.S. (14 December, 1987)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
Part II
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