Palisada perforata (Bory) K. W. Nam 2007

Division     Rhodophyta
Class     Florideophyceae
Order     Ceramiales
Family    Rhodomelaceae
Basionym      Fucus perforates Bory
Synonym Laurencia perforata (Bory) Montagne; Carpococcus perforatus (Bory) J.Agardh; Chondrophycus perforatus (Bory) K.W.Nam; Fucus papillosus Forsskål; Chondria papillosa C.Agardh; Laurencia papillosa (C.Agard) Greville; Laurencia obtusa var. papillosa (C.Agardh) Bertoloni; Laurencia vaga Kützing; Chondrophycus papillosus (C.Agardh) Garbary & J.T.Harper

    Thallus solitary or grouped, cartilaginous, tough, 3.5-6(-10) cm high, consisting of prostrate and erect branches, light olivebrown to dark reddish-brown; holdfast discoid or padlike. Branching irregular, or alternate. Branches terete, 1-2 mm diam., naked at basal portion and densely covered by ultimate papillary branchlets from all sides in the middle and upper portions, often in longitudinal rows. The branchlets short wartlike, knobby, or club-shaped, perpendicular to branches, 0.5-0.7 mm diam., 0.5-2.5 mm long, terminating in apical pits.


Growing on hard substrate, exposed to moderate wave action, intertidal, often covered by sand, exposed to air during low tide.

Distribution in India

Gujarat (Silva & al. 1996, Sahoo et al. 2001); Kovalam, Tamil Nadu.