image
Conservation

Compilation of herbal plants (description, geographical distribution, taxonomy, line drawings), biodiversity and herbarium.

Read More
image
Research & Publication

Description of herbal and T&CM research, searchable publication and process from medicinal plant discovery to clinical trial in producing a high-quality registered herbal drug.

Read More
 
Traditional & Complementary Medicine (T&CM)

 

Definition and description of therapies, policy, training and education, research in the practise of (T&CM) and integrated medicine system.           

Read More

 

News Update

Announcement & Advertisement

Forthcoming Events

113th MOH-AMM Scientific Meeting 2019

From Tue, 27. August 2019 Until Thu, 29. August 2019

14 th World Congress on Pharmacology and Toxicology

From Wed, 11. September 2019 Until Thu, 12. September 2019

25th International Coneference on Advanced Clinical Research and Clinical Trials

From Mon, 16. September 2019 Until Tue, 17. September 2019

17th World Congress on Drug Formualtion & Drug Delivery

From Wed, 25. September 2019 Until Thu, 26. September 2019

19th World Congress on Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences

From Mon, 14. October 2019 Until Tue, 15. October 2019

Acetabularia major G. Martens

Acetabularia major G. Martens

Family

Polyphysaceae

Synonyms

Acetabularia crenulata J.V. Lamour. var. major Sond., Acetabularia denudata Zanardini, Acetabularia gigas Solms.

Vernacular Names

English

Mermaid's wine glass.

Indonesia Gembur batu, keji beling, pecah beling (Javanese, Sundanese).
Philippines Payong-payong.

Geographical Distributions

Acetabularia major is found in the Indian Ocean of Sri Lanka and in the Pacific Ocean from Melanesia, Taiwan to the islands in the Torres Strait. In Southeast Asia, it is known from Thailand (Gulf), Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia (West Java, Timor, Irian Jaya) and the Philippines.

Description

Acetabularia major is an erect, moderately calcified thallus with slender stalk. It is about 2-20 cm tall and with a cap 10-20 mm in diametre at the end. The cap consists of 63-83 long slender rays with entire end. Inside the cap is the built-in superior corona which has segments 230-250 micrometre long, hairy, bearing scars and uniform and serially arranged. The inferior corona is below the cap, which has segments 265-280 micrometre long with rounded, truncate or emarginate margin.

Its life cycle is diplontic. The gametangial cysts are inside the oval cap rays, with a size of 119-129 µm x 89-109µm, or if spherical measuring 98-115 µm in diametre. Each cap ray consists of about 100 cysts.

Ecology / Cultivation

Acetabularia major is usually solitary and grows on hard objects like dead coral on moderately wave-washed habitats near shore, on hard substrates in sheltered sand-flats with seagrasses and between large seagrasses. The very large specimens of var. gigas have never been found in their natural habitat, but only washed ashore.

Line Drawing / Photograph

Acetabularia_major

References

  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.15(1): Cryptogams: Algae.

Explore Further

Consumer Data

Consumer data including medicinal herbs, dietary supplement monographs, health condition monographs and interactions and depletions.                                    

Read More
Professional Data

Professional data organized into medicinal herbs, dietary supplement monographs, health condition monographs, T&CM herbs, formulas, health conditions, interactions and depletions.

Read More
International Data

We offer International linkages to provide extensive content pertaining to many facets of T&CM as well as Integrated Medicine. Please register for access.    

Read More