Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Gymnogongrus Trade name: gymnogongrus Symbol: GY
AuthorityMartius Type species: Gymnogongrus griffithsiae (Turner) Martius 
Commercial species: furcellatus (FUC)
Common names: Dry limu, Funoran
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gigartinales, Family Phyllophoraceae.
AlgaeBase names and species:  55 names - 17 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.

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Gymnogongrus production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Chile n/a 0
Peru n/a 0


n/a 0
Production figures are 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
Gymnogongrus GY FUC furcellatus FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, SV, WB

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