RHODOPHYTA : RHODYMENIALES : RhodymeniaceaeRED ALGAE

Rhodymenia pseudopalmata (Lamouroux) P Silva


Description: Thallus erect to 10 cm long, fronds rising from a discoid holdfast, stipe terete expanding into a flat-shaped blade with marginal proliferations dividing diochotomously 1 to 4 times, each branch to 10 mm wide.

Habitat: Common, epilithic and epiphytic generally sublittoral to 30 m.

Distribution: Widespread in the British Isles generally on western shores of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Wales and England. Europe: Portugal, Spain and France. Further afield: Canary Islands, the Azores and South Africa.

Similar Species: Other species of Rhodymenia, Phyllophora; Schottera nicaeensis and Stenogramme interrupta.

Distribution Map from BioMar data for Ireland - Google Earth map:  download this placemark (not got Google Earth installed?)

Distribution Map from NBN: Grid map (fast) : Interactive map (slow, requires login to view records) : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.


 Morton, O. & Picton, B.E., 2010. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/species.asp?item=ZM7280

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