Polyides rotunda(Hudson) Gaillon

Raudkluft in Norwegian Nynorsk
Rødkluft in Norwegian Bokmål


The species Polyides rotunda belongs to:


Photos of Polyides rotunda (2):

  • Photo of Polyides rotunda
  • Photo of Polyides rotunda

1 of 2: Habit

Photo of Polyides rotunda
Specimen attached to a small stone Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use

Note: The species has round axes 1-2 mm wide and grows to around 15 cm tall. It has a repeated dichotomous branching, making it appear bushy. It has a small round attachment disc, from which additional axes may grow. Tetrasporangia are cruciate and can be found in the outer cortex layer.

2 of 2: Tetrasporangium

Photo of Polyides rotunda
Cross section showing cruciate tetrasporangium in outer part of cortex Photo: © Kjersti SjøtunTerms of use