Griffithsia corallinoides (Linnaeus) Trevisan 1845

Division     Rhodophyta
Class     Florideophyceae
Order     Ceramiales
Family    Wrangeliaceae
Basionym     Conferva corallinoides Linnaeus 1753
SynonymCallithamnion corallinoides (Linnaeus) Lyngbye 1819; Conferva geniculata J.Ellis 1768; Conferva corallina J.A.Murray 1774; Conferva corallina Linnaeus 1774; Conferva corallina Lightfoot 1777; Griffithsia corallina C.Agardh 1817; Callithamnion corallina Lyngbye 1819; Agarum corallinum Nees 1820; Heterosphondylium corallinum Nägeli 1862

    Thalli erect, regularly dichotomously branched, fastigiate, branches erect, patent; thalli measure 3 -9 cm height. Cells oblong at the upper part, three times as long as broad; cells in the lower part of the thallus sub-cylindrical, constricted at the junction between superposed cells, 3-4 times as long as broad; the apex cells flattened rarely.


On rocks, stones and shells, lower intertidal pools and subtidal, in sheltered waters, occasional to frequent, widely distributed.

Distribution in India

Muttam, Chinna Muttam (Tamil Nadu).