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Family Scytosiphonaceae

Chnoospora J. Agardh

Thalli irregularly to dichotomously branched; structure solid, comprising medulla of large cells and cortex of small pigmented cells; hair tufts common.

Four species are currently recognized (Guiry & Guiry 2011); two are found on the south coast.

Key to species

1a. Thallus soft, forming tangled cushion

C. implexa

1b. Thallus firm, of tufts of uprights

C. minima

References Chnoospora

Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2011. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched October 2011.


Cite this record as:

Anderson RJ, Stegenga H, Bolton JJ. 2016. Seaweeds of the South African South Coast.
World Wide Web electronic publication, University of Cape Town,; Accessed on 24 May 2024.