• Phylum: Rhodophyta

  • Class: Florideophyceae

  • Order: Nemaliales

  • Family: Galaxauraceae

  • Genera: Galaxaura, Tricleocarpa, Dichotomaria

  • Species in Herbarium: Galaxaura rugos

  • Identification method: Morphological

  • Availability: Dried

  • Notes: Among representatives of the Family Galaxauraceae a large number of the collected specimens can easily be identified as Galaxaura rugosa. Similar morphologies can, nevertheless, be observed for Tricleocarpa sp., Galaxaura oblongata and even Galaxaura rugosa typically ”naked” gametophytes
    specimens. Further confusing proper identification can also be encountered for Dichotomaria obtusata.




IOLR Seaweed Herbarium is officially registered at Index Herbariorum,

Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, Ltd

The National Institute of Oceanography

Tel Shikmona, POB 8030, Haifa 3108001. Israel.