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Order Ceramiales

Family Ceramiaceae

Callithamniella Feldmann-Mazoyer

Thalli small (to a few mm tall), ecorticate, monosiphonous, axes unbranched or sparingly branched. Carposporophytes unknown, tetrasporangia pedicellate, cruciately divided. Five species currently recognised worldwide (Guiry & Guiry 2015), two of which occur on the south coast

Key to the species

1a Determinate laterals unbranched, varying widely in length

Callithamniella capensis

1b Determinate laterals often with forking from the third (and fourth) cell, with little variation in length, 10 – 14 segments

Callithamniella tingitana

References Callithamniella

M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 11 November 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 24 May 2024.