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Order Ectocarpales

Family Acinetosporaceae

Feldmannia sp 2

Plants brown, a few mm to 1 cm or longer, sparsely branched near base, attached by rhizoids. Filaments 20-25 µm diameter near base, tapering slightly distally, cells 1.2 to 2 times as long as broad. 

Plurilocular sporangia borne near bases of filaments, cylindro-conical, sessile, when mature 80-100 µm long and ca 25 µm in diameter. Unilocular sporangia not seen.

Collections, ecology and regional distribution

Recorded from Mbotyi (47), on Codium platylobium.

World distribution: unknown.

 


Feldmannia sp 2, with plurilocular sporangia near filament bases and rhizoidal mass bottom right (Mbotyi specimen, stained slide).


Feldmannia sp 2, plurilocular sporangia (Mbotyi specimen, stained slide).

 

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, http://southafrseaweeds.uct.ac.za; Accessed on 23 September 2018.