Broad lance to strap-like shaped blades arising from a short slender and compressed stem (stipe). Tapering at tip (apex). Secondary blades can arise from blade edges (margins) as well as stem. Smaller side projections can also occur along blade edges. Blades erect or parallel to substratum (decumbent). Numerous spots/lumps present on surface when reproductive. Holdfast small and disc-like (discoid). Dark red-purple to yellow-brown. Up to 40 cm long (thallus).
This seaweed has a lustrous sheen when dried.
Lower intertidal and shallow subtidal areas, sheltered to moderate waters.
Mexico, New Zealand and Australia.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed