Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet

ORDER VAUCHERIALES (Naegeli) Bohlin

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.

References:

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.

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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