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List of the economically important seaweeds of Kerala coast

 

Sl No

Name of the Taxa

Uses

References

CLASS: CHLOROPHYCEAE

FAMILY: ULVACEAE

Enteromorpha compressa (L.) Nees

Edible, Fodder, Medicinal

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 2

Ulva fasciata Delile

Edible, Fodder, Medicinal

Sobha et al., 2008; Shynu et al., 2013

 3

Ulva lactuca L.

Edible, Fodder, Medicinal, Manure

Shynu et al., 2013

 4

Ulva reticulata Forssk.

Edible

Sobha et al., 2008; Kaliaperumal et al., 1995

 5

Ulva rigida C.Agardh

Edible

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 6

Ulva quilonensis Sindhu & Panikkar

Edible, Fodder, Medicinal

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 7

FAMILY: ACROSIPHONIACEAE Acrosiphonia orientalis (J. Agardh) P.C. Silva

Medicinal

Manilal et al., 2012.

 8

FAMILY: CLADOPHORACEAE Cladophora prolifera (Roth) Kutz.

Edible, Fodder

Shynu et al., 2013

 9

Cladophora fascicularis (G. Mertens ex C.Agardh) Kutz

Edible, Fodder

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 10

FAMILY: BRYOPSIDACEAE Bryopsis plumosa (Huds.) C. Agardh

Edible, Fodder, Manure

Shynu et al., 2013

 11

FAMILY: CAULERPACEAE Caulerpa peltata J.V. Lamour.

Edible, Fodder, Manure

Shynu et al., 2013

 12

Caulerpa racemosa (Forssk.) J. Agardh

Edible

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Sobha et al., 2008

 13

Caulerpa sertularioides (S.G. Gmel.) M. Howe

Edible, Fodder, Manure

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 14

Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh

Edible, Fodder, Manure

Shynu et al., 2013

 15

CLASS: PHAEOPHYCEAE FAMILY: DICTYOTACEAE Dictyopteris bartayresiana J.V. Lamour.

Edible, Fodder, Medicinal, Manure

Shynu et al., 2013

 16

Lobophora variegata (J.V. Lamour.) Womersley ex E.C. Oliveira

Industrial

Shynu et al., 2013

 17

Padina gymnospora (Kutz.) Sond.

Edible, Fodder, Industrial, Manure

Shynu et al., 2013

 18

Padina tetrastromatica Hauck

Edible, Fodder, Industrial, Manure

Sobha et al., 2008; Shynu et al., 2013

 19

FAMILY: SARGASSACEAE Sargassum myriocystum J. Agardh

Edible, Manure, Industrial (Algin)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 20

Sargassum tenerrimum J. Agardh

Edible, Manure, Industrial (Agaroid)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 21

Sargassum wightii Grev.

Edible, Fodder, Industrial (Algin)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Sobha et al., 2008; Shynu et al., 2013

 22

Turbinaria conoides (J. Agardh) Kutz.

Industrial (Algin)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995

 23

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J. Agardh

Edible, Industrial (Agaroid)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 24

CLASS: RHODOPHYCEAE FAMILY: BANGIACEAE

Porphyra indica V. Krishnam. & Baluswami

Edible

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995

 25

Porphyra kanyakumariensis V. Krishnam. & Baluswami

Edible

Shynu et al., 2013

 26

GELIDIACEAE

Gelidium micropterum Kutz.

Edible, Industrial (Agar)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 27

Gelidium pusillum (Stackhouse) Le Jolis

Industrial (Agar)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995

 28

Gelidiella acerosa (Forssk.) J. Feldmann & G. Hamel

Industrial (Agar)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995

 29

FAMILY: GRACILARIACEAE Gracilaria corticata (J. Agardh) J. Agardh

Industrial (Agar)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Sobha et al., 2008; Shynu et al., 2013

 30

Gracilaria corticata (J. Agardh) J. Agardh var. cylindrica M.U. Rao

Industrial (Agar)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995

 31

Gracilaria edulis (S.G.Gmel.) P.C. Silva

Edible, Industrial (Agar)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 32

Gracilaria foliifera (Forssk.) Borgesen

Industrial

Shynu et al., 2013

 33

Gracilaria verrucosa (Hudson) Papenf.

Manure, Industrial (Agar)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Shynu et al., 2013

 34

FAMILY: BONNEMAISONIACEAE Asparagopsis taxiformis (Delile) Trevis.

Edible, Industrial (Antifouling agent)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Manilal et al., 2010

 35

FAMILY: HALYMENIACEAE Grateloupia filicina (J.V. Lamour.) C.Agardh

Edible, Industrial (Carageenan)

Shynu et al., 2013; Sahu & Kumar, 2014

 36

FAMILY: CORALLINACEAE Corallina elongate J. Ellis & Sol.

Medicinal

Shynu et al., 2013

 37

Jania adherens J.V. Lamour

Industrial

Shynu et al., 2013

 38

FAMILY: HYPNEACEAE

 Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V. Lamour.

Edible, Medicinal, Industrial (Carageenan)

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Pramitha & Lipton, 2013; Shynu et al., 2013

 39

Hypnea valentiae (Turner) Mont.

Edible, Medicinal, Industrial

Kaliaperumal et al., 1995; Pramitha & Lipton, 2013; Shynu et al., 2013

 40

FAMILY: LOMANTARIACEAE Gelidiopsis intricata (C. Agardh) Vickers

Industrial

Shynu et al., 2013

 41

FAMILY: CERAMIACEAE Spyridia hypnoides (Bory) Papenf.

Industrial (Agaroid)

Chennubhotla et al., 1987; Kumar & Bai, 2008.

 42

FAMILY: RHODOMELACEAE Acanthophora spicifera (Vahl) Borgesen

Edible, Industrial (Agaroid)

Chennubhotla et al.,1987; Shynu et al., 2013

 

(Source: A Review Article on Economically Important Seaweeds of Kerala, by  S. K. Yadav, M. Palanisamy and G. V. S. Murthy,  Botanical Survey of India, Coimbatore ,Tamil Nadu on Biosciences 82 (2015) 32147-32153)