Caloglossa leprieurii

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Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

From Wallaroo eastwards. Victoria, North and East Tasmania and around North Australia [16]

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Calm localities, extending upstream into fresh-water in some localities1

Flower description:



Red algae that grows on Avicennia trunks and pneumatophores and on rock and jetty piles. Thallus is red-brown and forms loose entangled mats 5-20 mm thick1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

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Conservation status:


1 Womersley, H. B. S. (2003). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIID, Ceramiales- Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae”. ABRS, Canberra.