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Order Ceramiales

Family Wrangeliaceae

Anotrichium Nägeli

Plants up to about 10 cm long, filamentous, uncorticated. Thallus branching subdichotomous to secund, laterals borne singly, originating from the proximal ends of cells. Fourteen species are recognised (Guiry & Guiry 2015), of which two occur on the south coast.

Anotrichium – key to the species

1a. Branching almost dichotomous; apical cells only ca. 15 µm in diameter

Anotrichium furcellatum

1b. Branching largely secund; apical cells ca. 75 µm in diameter

Anotrichium tenue

References Anotrichium

Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 September 2015.


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 19 April 2024.