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Desmerestia aculeata.jpg
Desmarestia aculeata
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Division: Heterokontophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Desmarestiales
Setchell & Gardner


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.


  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

Further Reading[edit]

Yang, Eun; Peters, Akira; Kawai, Hiroshi (January 2014). "Ligulate Desmarestia (Desmarestiales, Phaeophyceae) revisited: D. japonica sp. nov. and D. dudresnayi differ from D. ligulata". Journal of Phycology 50 (1): 149–166. doi:10.1111/jpy.12148. 

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