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Order Ceramiales

Family Wrangeliaceae

Tiffaniella Doty & Meñez

Plants differentiated into prostrate and erect filaments, ecorticate, attached by unicellular haptera. The genus differs from others in the tribe Spermothamniae in having the carposporophytes developing from two auxiliary cells, with a central fusion cell and not surrounded by involucral filaments. Twelve species are recognized worldwide (Guiry & Guiry 2015), of which two occur on the south coast.

Key to the species

1a. Tetrasporangia in up to 4 or 5 clusters per cell of the erect axes; female fertile filament consisting of four short cells

Tiffaniella cymodoceae

1b. Tetrasporangia in 1 (2) clusters per cell of the erect axes; female fertile filament consisting of three short cells

Tiffaniella schmitziana

References Tiffaniella

Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2015. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 14 December 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, http://southafrseaweeds.uct.ac.za; Accessed on 18 December 2018.