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Ceramiales, Rhodomelaceae

Palisada concreta (Cribb) Nam

Palisada concreta (Cribb) Nam photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Samui Island, Surat Thani.
: 1.0 m
The plants are hard cartilaginous clumps that attain up to 20 cm in diameter. The branches are thick, short, cylindrical, and compact. The knot-shaped branchlets are issued densely on the branches. This seaweed is greenish brown to dark purple in color, and is found on rocks in lower intertidal to subtidal zones along shorelines with strong water movement.

Palisada concreta (Cribb) Nam photo2
Fresh specimen.