Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Phyllophora Trade name: phyllophora Symbol: PH
AuthorityGreville Type species: Phyllophora crispa (Hudson) P.S. Dixon
Commercial species:   orientalis (ORI)
Common names: Phyllophoran  
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gigartinales, Family Phyllophoraceae. 
AlgaeBase names and species:  62 names - 10 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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Phyllophora production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Russia 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
Phyllophora PH ORI orientalis FA, FF, FI AI, BP

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Phyllophora is most strongly associated with the Agri-Industry, and  Biopolymer communities.
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