Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Tichocarpus Trade name: tichocarpus Symbol: TI
AuthorityRuprecht Type species: Tichocarpus crinitus (S.G. Gmelin) Ruprecht
Commercial species:  crinitis (CRI)
Common names: Tichocarpus
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Gigartinales, Family Tichocarpaceae. 
AlgaeBase names and species:  1 names - 1 current as of 12-2001.
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SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Minor wild crop used for food & galactans
In preparation.
In preparation.

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Tichocarpus production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Russia n/a 0


n/a 0
P production figures are being sought. Taken as a by-catch mixed as a minor percentage with Ahnfeltia in East Russia.
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
Tichocarpus TI CRN crinitis FH, FI, IA, MD, PA, PC, WB BP, SV, WB

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