Densely branched with numerous tufted fronds (adventitious branches or "tufts" arise without regular pattern). Fronds have branches arranged on each side of one axis (pinnate) with axes arranged in an even to alternate pattern. Branches have regular flexible joints (intergeniculum). Arises from crustose holdfast (calcium-carbonate encrusted). Medium-light grey-red. Up to 10 cm long (thallus).
Often grows on seagrasses and other algae, commonly on the seagrass Amphibolis antartica. It was formerly known as Haliptilon roseum.
Tidal pools and subtidal rock reefs, also on large seagrasses and algae, exposed coasts, to depth of 10 m.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed