Portieria spinulosa (Kützing) P.C.Silva 1987

Division     Rhodophyta
Class     Florideophyceae
Order     Gigartinales
Family    Rhizophyllidaceae
SynonymChondrococcus spinulosus Kützing

    Thalli erect, saxicolous, 3-3.5 cm. high, gelatinous to cartilaginous in consistency; erect fronds linear angustate, somewhat densely branched, branching bipinnate to tripinnate; branches and pinnules delicate, linear and attenuated, divaricate and with pronouncedly spinulose tips, commonly proliferous.

Distribution in India

Andaman Islands, Kanyakumari and Kovalam