Electronic Flora of South Australia Family Fact Sheet
Thallus unicellular or colonial, or filamentous and septate or coenocytic, containing chlorophylls a and c but lacking fucoxanthin and hence dark green to yellow green in colour. Food reserve chrysolaminarin.
Taxonomic notes: Some 6 orders are included in the Xanthophyceae, of which only the Vaucheriales includes filamentous, coenocytic and macroscopic species.
References: The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part II
Womersley, H.B.S. (14 December, 1987)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
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