Halymenia

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Phylum Rhodophyta Subphylum Eurhodophytina Class Florideophyceae Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae Order Halymeniales Family Halymeniaceae

Introduction

Commonly referred to as Dragon`s Breath or Red Wig Algae.

Characteristics

The morphology of this genus of algae is variable, both between and within species. Generally it is dark red in colour with flat, flexible fronds attached to a basal disc holdfast. The fronds are soft-gelatinous to firm.

Classification

61 valid species[1]

Gallery

Resources

References

  1. (http://www.algaebase.org): Guiry, M.D., Guiry, G.M, Algae Base, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2007, Retrieved: 13 Apr 2011, http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=18.