Desmarestiales

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Desmarestiales
Desmerestia aculeata.jpg
Desmarestia aculeata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Division: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Desmarestiales
Setchell & Gardner
Families

Arthrocladiaceae
Desmarestiaceae

Desmarestiales is an order in the brown algae (class Phaeophyceae). Member of this order have terete or ligulate (flat) pinnately branched thalli attached by discoid holdfasts. They have a sporphytic thallus usually aggregated to form a pseudo parenchyma.[1] The genus Desmarestia is named after the French zoologist Anselme-Gaétan Desmarest (1784 - 1838).[2]

As their general name of the class suggests their pigmentation is brown.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pound F.E. 1962 “The Biology of the Algae” Edward Arnold Ltd.
  2. ^ Genaust, Helmut (1976). Etymologisches Wörterbuch der botanischen Pflanzennamen ISBN 3-7643-0755-2

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