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Observed: 13th October 2012 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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I think this is purple laver - found middle shore and attached to pebbles/bedrock here.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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Porphyra species

this is much more likely to be umbelicalis but we still cannot be certain.
Most of the Lavers have misplaced common names 'Purple Laver' applies to at least three (according to the WebThing).
I am here because I like to check all posts relating to the one I am intending - now complete
5 Edits later I have come to the correct (but unfortunate) conclusion that we cannot tell, unless there are very strong ID features to be seen or unless the sample has been subjected to microscopic (membrane structure) examination.
I feel like a spoilsport but I am certain of one thing, this is probably not true Porphyra purpurea