Acrochaetium efflorescens

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Acrochaetium efflorescens
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Archaeplastida
Division: Rhodophyta
Class: Rhodophyceae
Order: Acrochaetiales
Family: Acrochaetiaceae
Genus: Acrochaetium
Species: A. efflorescens
Binomial name
Acrochaetium efflorescens
(J.Agardh) Nageli

Acrochaetium efflorescens is a small marine red alga. It is a small alga with erect filaments and spiral shaped plastids. The base is multicellular. The species shows an alternation of generations with both tetrasporic and gametophytic stages. It is found in the North Atlantic and has been recorded as an epiphyte on Cystoclonium purpureum.[1]


  1. ^ Clayden, S.L.; Saunders, G.W. (2008), "Resurrecting the Red Algal Genus Grania within the order Acrochaetiales (Florideophyceae, Rhodophyta).", Eur. J. Phycol, 43 (2): 151–162, doi:10.1080/09670260801896630