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Name derivation:

Italian botanist Aloysio Fortunato Naccari


Naccaria  Endlicher 1836

Subclass Florideophyceae; Order Bonnemaisoniales; Family Naccariaceae



Bushy, erect with terete axes, to 7 cm tall.  Gelatinous, tapered, attached with holdfasts.

Gametophytes are monoecious or dioecious.  Spermatangia cluster at the base of lateral axes (Dawes and Mathieson 2008).

Similar genera:


Rare.  Reported from North Carolina, Florida, Bermuda and the Salvage Islands (Ibid.).




Dawes, C.J. and A.C. Mathieson 2008. Seaweeds of Florida. University Press of Florida (592 pp).

Endlicher, S.L. (1836).  Genera plantarum secundum ordines naturales disposita. pp. [i]-lx, [1-]-160. Vienna.

Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry  2013.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 May 2013.