Red algae

Rhodophyta or Red algae:

some lack chlorophyll b and possess red pigments

( phycoerythrin ) and blue ( phycocyanin )

providing its characteristic color and masking

the presence of chlorophyll.

They include typical species of marine depth water.

Rhodophyta or Red algae:

some lack chlorophyll b and possess red pigments

( phycoerythrin ) and blue ( phycocyanin )

providing its characteristic color and masking

the presence of chlorophyll.

They include typical species of marine depth water.

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  • Gracilaria multipartita

    Algae collected from the beaches of Cadiz.

    Red alga (Rhodophyte): Gracilaria multipartita

    From Greek “thin”, “sharp”.

    From Latin “divided into several parts”.

    Used as raw material to obtain agar

    (thickener used in food industry).

  • Plocamium cartilagineum

    Algae collected from the beaches of Cadiz. 

    Red alga (Rhodophyte): Plocamium cartilagineum

    From Greek “curl”. From Latin “cartilaginous”.

    In the Roman period it was used as red pigment in cosmetics.

    It has antibacterial properties.

     

  • Pterocladiella capillacea

    Red alga (Rodofitas): Pterocladiella capillacea

    From Greek “winged branch”. From Latin “hair”.

    Used as raw material to obtain agar (vegetable gelatine,

    thickener used in food industry). 

    It has antibacterial properties.

     

  • Corallina elongata

    Algae collected from the beaches of Cadiz.

    Red alga (Rhodophyte): Corallina elongata

    From Greek “coral”. From Latin “long”.

    Articulated erect thalli pervaded with calcium carbonate.

    Used as vermifuge(It eliminates worms of the intestine).

  • Sphaerococcus...

    Algae collected from the beaches of Cadiz.

    Red alga (Rhodophyte): Sphaerococcus coronopifolius

    From Greek “with spherical berries”.

    From Latin “with coronopus leafs”.

    Against the light or with a loupe you may observe

    a structure similar to a fish bone. 

  • Liagora sp.

    Algae collected from the beaches of Cadiz

    Red alga (Rhodophyte): Liagora viscida

    From Greek "name of a Nereid,

    a sea Nymphs thata accompanied

    the god Poseidon and carrying his trident”.

    From Latin “viscous”.