Bryopsis pennata J.V Lamouroux 1809

Division     Chlorophyta
Class     Ulvaphyceae
Order     Bryopsidales
Family    Bryopsidaceae
SynonymBryopsis plumosa var. pennata (J.V.Lamouroux) Børgesen, Bryopsis densa Pilger

    Thalli dark green in colour, thallus tuft, gregarious, siphonous, nor traversed internally by a network of trabeculae, usually 5-13cm long, feather like. The main axes usually unbranched, erect, naked below and sparingly branched with pinnately divided branchlets; plumules linear-lanceolate, distichously, with acute apices, 1.5-2.5 cm long and 2-6 mm broad; holdfast rhizoidal, attached tightly with the rocky substratum in intertidal belts.

Distribution in India

Krusadai Island (Chacko et al, 1955); Indian Ocean (Srinivasan, 1959), Vishakhapatnam (Umamaheswara Rao and Sreeramulu, 1964).