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 A moss-like plant with an irregularly and highly branched frond. The frond is constricted at intervals into different sized segments and the holdfast is a mass of tangled fibres. The plant is small (growing up to 2 cm tall) and is dark purple.Can be confused with the lichen Lichina pygmaea but is found in damper and less exposed locations, tends to be lower on the shore, and is composed of small dark purple flattened fronds.


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Source: Marine Life Information Network

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