Quick Reference

(division Xanthophyta)

A genus of siphonaceous algae in which the thallus is a spherical or pear-shaped, coenocytic (see coenocyte) vesicle up to 2 mm in diameter. It grows on damp mud, soil, etc., to which it is anchored by colourless, branched rhizoids.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Reference entries