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frond

  1. the megaphyllous ‘leaf of a fern, which may be subdivided into pinnae and pinnules.
  2. the thallus of a seaweed or a lichen.
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As more and more specimens became available, most were revealed to be holdfasts for the frondose organisms.
The studied assemblages are dominated by seaweed, mainly the articulated red algae Corallina elongata, some encrusting coralline algae such as those of the genera Lithophyllum and Mesophyllum, and some frondose brown and red algae such as Cystoseira sp., Halopteris scoparia, Padina pavonica, Sphacelaria sp., Colpomenia sinuosa, and Asparagopsis armata.
Inflorescences frondose, terminal, mono- or asymmetrical dichasia, rarely thyrsoids; with 3-7 flowers, with internodes 4-9 cm long; pedicels 3-15 (-50) mm long during anthesis.
Temporal and Spatial Variation of Frondose Benthic Seaweeds in La Paz Bay, B.C.S., Mexico.