Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Meristotheca Trade name: meristotheca Symbol: ME
AuthorityJ. Agardh Type species: Meristotheca papulosa (Montagne) J. Agardh
Commercial species:   papulosa (PAU), procumbens (PRO)
Common names: Keikansai, Tosakanori
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gigartinales, Family Areschougiaceae. 
AlgaeBase names and species:  11 names - 6 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
Reputed to have minor use as food.
Description
In preparation.
Habitat
In preparation.

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Meristotheca production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
cultivated
Japan n/a 0
Total 

n/a

n/a 0
Production
Production figures are being sought.
Biology & Agronomy
In preparation.
Chemistry
In preparation.
Processing
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
Meristotheca ME PAU papulosa FH SV
Meristotheca ME PRO procumbens FH SV

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