Scytosiphonales Scytosiphonacea

Distribution

Rosenvingea intricata (J. Agardh) B0rgesen

Thallus form and type

Substratum

Occurrence

Season

Abundance

Description

Branched and tubular tufts Intertidal rocks

Mid littoral zone, tide pools, wave exposed rocks

November-April

Scanty

Plants yellowish brown in colour, 3 - 5 cm tall, growing as intricate tufts with irregularly ramified branches; mature thalli hollow; cells in the thallus larger near the cavity and smaller on the peripheral side and covered with a layer of small polygonal cells containing disc-shaped, roundish or slightly lobed chloroplasts; hairs scattered or in small groups.

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