Species:

Giraudia sphacelarioidesDerbès & Solier

Classification

The species Giraudia sphacelarioides belongs to:

Photos

Photos of Giraudia sphacelarioides (2):

  • Photo of Giraudia sphacelarioides
  • Photo of Giraudia sphacelarioides

1 of 2: Habit

Photo of Giraudia sphacelarioides
Microscope view of habit Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: This is a small species, 1-15 mm tall, which grows epiphytically on a number of different algae. Thallus is composed of many upright and unbranched shoots which are pluriseriate and segmented, apart from the basal part of each shoot which is uniseriate. Plurilocular sporangia are formed on small branches which grow from the uniseriate base of the shoots, or originating directly from the upright and pluriseriate part of shoots.

2 of 2: Close-up of basal parts

Photo of Giraudia sphacelarioides
The uniseriate part of a shoot (arrow) carry branches with plurilocular sporangia Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use