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Bryopsidales, Caulerpaceae

Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh

Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Sukorn Island, Trang.
: 1.5 m
This species forms feather-like erect branches, and is similar to C. sertularioides however the branchlets of this species are flattened and sickle-shaped at the ends. The base of the branchlets are constricted. The plants are found on rocks, gravel or hard to soft sandy surfaces in subtidal zones along both wave exposed and wave sheltered shorelines.

Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh photo2
Fresh specimen.
Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh photo3
Close-up view of flattened branchlets with constrictions at the basal portions.