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Simple erect terete fronds 11 cms long with few irregular branches growing upwards from a discoid holdfast. Bright to dark red in colour. Said to be sometimes confused with Gracilaria gracilis, the latter is however elastic and grows to 60 cms or more in length.

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Source: Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland

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