PHAEOPHYCEAE OR BROWN ALGAE

Phaeophyceae or brown algae.

They Reach sizes of 100 m .

They lack chlorophyll b ,

they possess chlorophyll c and other pigments

masking green chlorophyll.

They are found mainly in marine habitats.

Phaeophyceae or brown algae.

They Reach sizes of 100 m .

They lack chlorophyll b ,

they possess chlorophyll c and other pigments

masking green chlorophyll.

They are found mainly in marine habitats.

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  • Cystoseira compressa

    Algae collected from the beaches of Cadiz. 

    Brown alga (Phaeophyceae): 

    Cystoseira compressa

    From Greek “with chained floats”.

    From Latin “compressed”.

    In summertime it reaches 60 cm length. 

  • Padina pavonica

    Algae collected from the beaches of Cadiz. 

    Brown alga (Phaeophyceae): Padina pavonica

    From Greek “flat sheet”.

    From Latin “peacock appearance”.

    Common name: planchín,

    Form underwater forests appearing shell fieds. 

  • Sargassum vulgare

    Algae collected from the beaches of Cadiz. 

    Brown alga (Phaeophyceae): 

    Sargassum vulgare

    Common name “kelp”.

    It’s known in Great Britain as “sea grapes”

    by giving it the appearance spherical floats or “aerocistes”.