Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Gloiopeltis Trade name: funori Symbol: GO
AuthorityJ. Agardh Type species: Gloiopeltis tenax (Turner) Decaisne
Commercial species: furcata (FUR), tenax (TEN), complanata (COM) & spp.
Common names: Chi tsai, Cretan sea plant, Fukuro, Funoran, Funori, , Funorin, Gumweed, Hailo, Hana-funori, Hung tsai, Lu kio tsai, Ma-funori, Purple Funori
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gigartinales, Family Endocladiaceae.
AlgaeBase names and species:  9 names - 4 current as of 12-2001.
Comprehensive lists of common names , generic & specific names can be found at AlgaeBase. >>Click here<<  for SuriaLink's policy on names.
SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Minor wild crop used for food & galactans
Harvesting must use good  environmental practices.
In preparation.
In preparation.

Gloiopeltis production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Japan n/a 0
North Korea n/a 0
South Korea n/a 0
Vietnam n/a 0


n/a 0
Production figures are still being sought.
Biology & Agronomy
In preparation.
In preparation.
We have several monographs in progress covering analytical procedures post-harvest treatment and process technology. Check the processing index for available web pages and monographs. 
Products, Uses & Applications
List of species' uses and community affiliations
Genus GenID SpID Species Uses Communities
Gloiopeltis GO COM complanata FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, SV, WB
Gloiopeltis GO FUR furcata FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, SV, WB
Gloiopeltis GO SPP spp. FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, SV, WB
Gloiopeltis GO TEN tenax FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, SV, WB

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Gloiopeltis is most strongly associated with the Biopolymer,  Seavegetables and Wellbeing communities.
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