Phyllophora pseudoceranoides, the stalked leaf bearer, is a small marine red alga.
This red alga grows to a length of 10 cm (3.9 in). The frond is generally flattened and fan shaped, growing from a discoid holdfast forming a terete stipe with flattened branches dividing dichotomously as a blade with rounded apices. The medulla, the inner parts of the frond, is composed of large thick walled cells, closely packed become smaller towards the cortex.
The plants are usually dioecious, male and female parts on separate plants. The spermatangia pits in the cortex, the cystocarps are pedicellate, urn-shaped growing to 3 mm long.The tetrasporangia occur form patches in rows on the sides of the blade.
In rock pools and in the intertidalzone to a depth of 30 m.
Commonly to be found around the Great Britain, Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Iceland, Norway to Portugal and the Mediterranean.
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