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Name derivation:

After Fredrik A. Wrangel, Swedish phycologist.


Wrangelia  C. Agardh  1828;  21 of 62 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2016).

Class Florideophyceae; Order Ceramiales; Family Wrangeliaceae


Uniseriate filaments with large central axial cells.  Attahed by rhizoids.Axes are ecorticate or corticated by filaments from base of lateral branchlets.  May be multilayered cortication (Dawes and Mathieson 2008).


Similar genera:

Griffithsia, Callithamnion (Ibid.)


Semitropical to tropical marine shores, often on limestone or epiphytic on seagrass and seaweeds.  Widespread (Ibid.).


Agardh, C.A. (1828).  Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Voluminis secundi. Sectio prior. pp. [i]-lxxvi, [i]-189. Gryphiae [Greifswald]: sumptibus Ernesti Mauriti [Ernst Mauritius].

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

Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry  2016.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 May  2014.