Definition of florideae
1 : a subclass of Rhodophyceae comprising red algae that have the cells connected by evident cytoplasmic strands, growth restricted to apical cells, and the carpogonium borne terminally on a special branch — compare bangioideae
2 in some classifications : a group coextensive with Rhodophyceae
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Origin and Etymology of florideae
New Latin, from Latin floridus flowery + New Latin -eae
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