Desmarestia dresnayi Lamouroux ex Leman

Desmarestia dresnayi

Description: Thalli erect and flattened, thin and membranous with terete stipe. Blades delicate to over 35 cms long and 6 cms wide. Midrib distinct, veins opposite and branch as secondary veins.

Habitat: Epilithic in the sublittoral to at least 18 m.

Distribution: British Isles: south and western coasts. Europe: Mediterranean, Spain and France.

Similar Species: Desmarestia ligulata is much branched; Laminaria saccharina is thick and leathery.

Key Identification Features:

Distribution Map: NBN map : National Biodiversity Network mapping facility, data for UK.

iNaturalist: Species account : iNaturalist World Species Observations database

 Morton, O. & Picton, B.E. (2016). Desmarestia dresnayi Lamouroux ex Leman. [In] Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland. Accessed on 2024-02-24

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