Avrainvillea erecta (Berkeley) A.Gepp & E.S.Gepp, 1911
|Common Names:||Solitary Fan Seaweed|
These are fan-shaped algae, tough, spongy and with a felt-like feel. The plant is 4-5 cm high, bright orange-green and stands erect on a short thick stalk that extends into the substratum as a bulbuous foot of about 9 cm long. The thallus is flattened horizontally, thinning out towards the shallow marginal lobes. The fan-like thallus is made up of intertwined Y-shaped filaments that are cylindrical, with swollen portions at intervals and constricted above the forks.
Africa, Madagascar, Indian Ocean islands, Asia, Southeast Asia to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Punggol, Sentosa and Pulau Biola.
This is a small green alga found growing in the intertidal sand.
Prud’homme van Reine, W. F. & G. C. Trona Jr. (eds.) (2002). Plant resources of South-East Asia No. 15(1). Cryptogams: A;gae. Prosea Foundation, Borgor, Indonesia. 318 pp.
Teo, L. W. & Y. C. Wee, 1983. Seaweeds of Singapore. Singapore University Press. 123 pp.