One to multiple cylindrical or compressed stems (stipes) with flattened blades (fronds). Branching is either in two equal parts (sub-dichotomous) or irregular. Tips (apices) are rounded. Holdfast is thin and crust-like (crustose). Dark red-brown to yellow. Up to 4 cm long (thallus).
The texture of this seaweed can be described as cartilaginous or gristly.
Tidal pools, lower intertidal areas, shallow subtidal waters, open coasts.
Photosynthetic - sunlight
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed