Unbranched chains (though can be densely clustered) of large rounded cells which increase in width towards growing tip. Usually epiphytic with lobed holdfast. Light to deep green. Up to 40 cm long (thallus).
This seaweed often grows on other seaweeds and seagrasses as an epiphyte. It tastes like salty cucumber and was previously called Chaetomorpha darwinii.
Tidal pools and shallow subtidal, on sheltered and wave-exposed coasts, epiphytic or on hard substrate, to depth of 4 m.
India, Chile, New Zealand and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed