Phyllospora comosa (Labillardière) C. Agardh, 1839

A plant that forms seaweed forests that provides habitat for many marine species, also is an important marine algae that captures carbons and generates oxygen.

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How to identify Phyllospora comosa?

A multi branched main axis that is flattened with the strap like side branches stemming from the edge of the main axis, occasional elongated vesicles that form at the base of the side branches. Colour ranges from light golden browns to dark browns

What habitats does Phyllospora comosa live in?

Deep tidal pools and subtidal areas around rocky reefs that have a rough wave action, out to depth of around 18m

What is the distribution of Phyllospora comosa?

It can be found around south-eastern Australia and New Zealand including around Tasmania

How big does Phyllospora comosa grow?

Can grow to thallus length of around 3m

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