Deadman's Fingers

Splachnidium rugosum (Linnaeus) Greville 1830

Featuring a swollen main stipe that may have similar shaped side branches with tips that are rounded and whilst the base is more constricted. The whole plant filled with a thick clear slime. The colour varies from greenish rown to pale yellows.

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What habitats does Splachnidium rugosum live in?

Can be found growing on rocks in the intertidal zone

What is the distribution of Splachnidium rugosum?

South Eastern Australia from NSW to SA including around Tasmania also found in New Zealand and the more northern Sub-antarctic Island

How big does Splachnidium rugosum grow?

Can grow to around 20cm long

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