Anadyomene stellata (Wulfen) C.Agardh 1823

Division     Chlorophyta
Class     Ulvaphyceae
Order     Cladophorales
Family    Anadyomenaceae
Basionym     Ulva stellata Wulfen

    Thallus pseudoparenchymatous, dark green grows in mats or tufts, flabellate, ovate to reniform, 2–10 mm high and across. Thallus with 1–4 basal stipe cells attached by a cluster of slender rhizoids with occasional cross walls. Frond monostromatic, with a primary system of elongate-clavate cells bearing at their apices 3–6 similar but progressively smaller cells, with the interstices largely to entirely filled with smaller cells cut off laterally from the primary cells and joined to adjacent cells with a smooth attachment.


Lithophytic, collected from Laxmanpu Beach, Neil Islands.

Distribution in India

Krusadai Island Island (Tamil Nadu), Andaman Islands.