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Growing as tufts of blades from a discoid holdfast. Fronds up to 50 cms long and membranous, may be simple or deeply divided into wedge-shaped segments without veins. Very variable. Generally delicate, tearing easily. Spores arranged in elongate patches scattered on the frond. Haraldiophyllum bonnemaisonii; Drachiella minuta; Rhodophyllis divaricata. The elongate reproductive patches are very distinctive.


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Source: Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

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