Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh 1847

Division     Chlorophyta
Class     Ulvophyceae
Order     Bryopsidales
Family    Caulerpaceae
Basionym     Fucus taxifolius M.Vahl
SynonymCaulerpa pennata J.V.Lamouroux; Caulerpa taxifolia f. typica Svedelius

    Thalli medium size, stolons densely branched and intricated; erect assimilatory filaments densely arise on stolons, featherlike, 12 cm long and 10-16 mm wide markedly compressed ramuli, dark green. Rachis slightly compressed and without ramuli at the base up to 5 mm, ramuli. Ramuli densely placed and perpendicular to rachis. Ramuli flat slightly curved upwardly with constricted base. Ramuli with gradually tapering and acuminate apex.



Distribution in India

Krusadii Island, Gulf of Mannar (Tamil Nadu), Andaman Island.