Plocamium 1

Plocamium 1

Observation - Plocamium 1 - UK and Ireland. Description: P. cartilagineum was earlier described as a variable species in both size and branching. However, in 2005 a study of the genetics of P. cartilagineum sensu lato was published and 4 distinct species were recognised for northern Europe. However their gene

P. cartilagineum was earlier described as a variable species in both size and branching. However, in 2005 a study of the genetics of P. cartilagineum sensu lato was published and 4 distinct species were recognised for northern Europe.
However their genetic methods of analysis are not available to me, so I have called this P.cartilagineum sensu lato (s.l. meaning in the wide or broad sense). I have added a comment below from the 2005 publication cited in Algaebase here http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=72960