Alsidium helminthochorton (Schwendimann) Kützing, 1843
Corsican moss
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Family:  Rhodomelaceae ()
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  sessile; marine
Distribution:  Mediterranean Sea.
Diagnosis:  Thallus drawn up, constituted of a maine cylindrical axis measuring 0.5 to 1 mm in diameter; main branches measures 150to 180 micrometer in diameter; trichoblasts present (Ref. 87937).
Biology:  Found on calm, shallow, photophilic biotopes (Ref. 87937). Trigenetic cycle having isomorphous gametophyte and sporophyte; cystocarp globulous enclosing a carpostome; tetrasporophyte divided in tetrahedral manner (Ref. 87937).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 16.03.11
Modified by: Amarga, Ace Kevin - 21.11.11

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