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Udotea javensis
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Udotea javensis A. Gepp & E. S. Gepp, 1904

Species:U. javensis
Common Names:Frilly Fan Seaweed


The thallus is an erect fan- or spathula-shaped blade, 1.2-4 x 0.6 cm, with frilled edges and a narrow stalk 25 mm thick. It grows in clusters of several blades or a few long blades of up to 10 cm long. The blades are made up of a tangle of filaments that give it's characteristic velvety texture. The filaments are dichotomously branched, in one plane, constricted ar varying distances above a fork and with no cross walls. The blade is moderately calcified, usually olive green, but may be bright to dark green

Read more about the Bryopsidales order.
Read more about the Udoteaceae family.

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Prud’homme van Reine, W. F. & G. C. Trona Jr. (eds.) (2002). Plant resources of South-East Asia No. 15(1). Cryptogams: Algae. Prosea Foundation, Borgor, Indonesia. 318 pp.

Teo, L. W. & Y. C. Wee, 1983. Seaweeds of Singapore. Singapore University Press. 123 pp.

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