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Genus HORMOPHORA J. Agardh 1892: 77

Phylum Rhodophyta – Class Florideophyceae – Order Gigartinales – Family Kallymeniaceae

Thallus of di- or polychotomously branched chains of flat, ovate to obovate segments, constricted at their ends. Structure. Medulla Elamentous, with stellate cells, and a cortex of larger inner and smaller outer cells.

Reproduction: Carpogonial branch systems polycarpogonial with elongate cells; fusion cell unknown. Auxiliary cell systems unknown. Cystocarps clustered, external to the thallus, with a thick pericarp and carposporophyte of numerous groups of carposporangia amongst gonimoblast filaments.

Tetrasporangia unknown.

Type (and only) species: H. oustrolaslco J. Agardh 1892: 77.

References:

AGARDH, J.G. (1892). Analecta Algologica. Acta Univ. lund. 28, 1–182, Plates 1–3.

The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part IIIA complete list of references.

Author: H.B.S. Womersley

Publication: Womersley, H.B.S. (14 January, 1994)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
Rhodophyta. Part IIIA, Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (to Gigartinales)
Reproduced with permission from The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part IIIA 1994, by H.B.S. Womersley. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. Copyright Commonwealth of Australia.


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