Flattened, cartilaginous and branched on one plane (complanate). Multiple secondary branches (laterals) arranged in alternate pattern, often overlapping, with squared (truncate) tips. Disc shaped to root-like holdfast. Medium to dark red. Up to 40 cm long (thallus).
This red seaweed can appear almost green in intertidal areas due to increased exposure to light that bleaches its colour.
Intertidal and subtidal reefs, to depth of 25 m.
South Africa, Tanzania, New Zealand and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed