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Pincerweed

Observed: 19th August 2012 By: Nick UptonNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in PlantsNick Upton’s reputation in Plants
Red alga (Ceramium virgatum) growing in a rockpool low on the shore alongside Coralweed (Corallina officinalis) and Sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca), Wembury, Devon, UK, August.
Red alga (Ceramium virgatum) growing in a rockpool low on the shore alongside Coralweed (Corallina officinalis) and Sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca), Wembury, Devon, UK, August.
Description:

Red algae with irregularly branched filamentous fronds, with a banded appearance on close inspection narrowing towards pincer-like tips, growing in low shore rockpools in Devon. Probably the common Ceramium virgatum, but I read it is hard to separate for other species in the same genus.

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