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Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J. Agardh

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J. Agardh photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Samui Island, Surat Thani.
: 2.5 m
The plant has thick and branched holdfasts. It also has trumpet-shape leaves that are thick, concave at the center and duplicated margins with large and sharp serrations. This species is found on rocks and coral in lower intertidal to subtidal zones along strongly wave exposed shorelines.

Turbinaria ornata (Turner) J. Agardh photo2
Fresh specimen.