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Dictyota dichotoma
Dictyota dichotoma
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Ochrophyta
Class: Phaeophyceae
Order: Dictyotales
Family: Dictyotaceae
Lamouroux ex Dumortier, 1822

Dictyotaceae is large family of brown algae (class Phaeophyceae).[1] Members of this order generally prefer warmer waters than other brown algae. One genus in this order is calcareous, Padina, the only calcareous member of this class.[2] Lobophora variegata (= Pocockiella varieagata) often presents a beautiful blue iridescence due to microscopic bacteria which live on the surface of the blades.


  1. ^ Guiry, MD; GM Guiry (2006). "AlgaeBase version 4.2". World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  2. ^ Lee, RE (1999). Phycology (Third ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-63883-8.

Further reading[edit]

De Paula, Joel Campos; Vallim, Magui A; Teixeira, Valeria Laneuville (April 2011). "What Are and Where Are the Bioactive Terpenoids Metabolites From Dictyotaceae". Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia-Brazilian Journal of Pharmacognosy. 21 (2): 216–228. doi:10.1590/S0102-695X2011005000079.

Padina boergesenii (leafy rolled-blade algae), San Salvador Island, Bahamas