Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet
Phylum Chrysophyta – Class Xanthophyceae
Thallus coenocytic, filamentous with apical growth or ovoid, without cross walls except those associated with reproductive organs.
Reproduction: Reproduction by simple or compound zoospores, by aplanospores, and by oogonia and antheridia (in Vaucheria) separated from the vegetative filaments by double walls.
Taxonomic notes: An order of a single family, the Vaucheriaceae (Christensen 1987a, p. I), though the Botrydiaceae is often included within the order.
CHRISTENSEN, T. (1987a). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol. 4. Tribophyceae (Xanthophyceae). (British Museum: London.)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part II complete list of references.
Womersley, H.B.S. (14 December, 1987)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
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