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Egg wrack

Observed: 2nd March 2013 By: gramandy
Kent Wildlife TrustThanet Coast ProjectWildwood Trust
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Egg wrack

Looks like one of those wracks you should know. I am really struggling though. Help please. Sure I'm not right but I can't find it. Not happy - got to be one of the wracks - what am I missing - Ascophyllum (thank you Mark).

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Ascophyllum nodosum

This has the swollen fruiting conceptacles on branches. One of the photos also shows an air bladder within the main frond.. Plants are either male or female. The cnoceptacles all start green; the males change to golden-yellow as they mature. The distribution maps don't show much in your area.


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egg wrack

The stipe/stem of Ascophyllum is more robust and "leathery" than for Fucus.

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Origin 09:50
Graham - you have the honour of being the first to be invited to our >> New Project<<
If you wish for this post, which fulfils nearly all the requirements (scale is absent) to appear, then add the Tag MarineA2
The project is young and may change out of all proportion - comments will be welcomed.
Later (TagThanks)
What is wrong with NBN? and why don't we use GBIF?

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We few have decided to add the tag Marine Alga to all Seaweed posts. This so that when Admin cleverly deduce that Seaweeds are not Plants in the ordinary sense, then we can find them ALL to put in the new category.