One to several flattened (leaf-like) unbranched fronds, either tapering at both ends or strap-like in shape, wedge-shaped near holdfast. Holdfast at base is small disc. Medium to dark brown. Up to 30 cm long (thallus).
A seaweed that often occurs in seasonal bursts, as it has a crustose life stage before developing into the adult plant. It can cover large areas and is in shallow waters where it often grows on seagrass.
Intertidal areas, tidal pools and shallow subtidal rocky reefs, to depth of 2 m.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed