Champia affinis

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Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Rottnest Island (WA) to Western Port (Vic) and around Tasmania

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

On the surface or in pools on rough-water rock platforms at low tide level. Can be in deeper water or calm-water situations1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Usually epilithic red algae with grey-red to purple thalli, 4-15 (rarely to 40) cm high with one to several main pyramidal fronds1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has branches that taper from the base to apices (ie. they are not linear) and thallus segments are obscured except in young branches1

Images:
Image of Champia affinis
Image of Champia affinis
Conservation status:

References:

1 Womersley, H. B. S. (1996). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIB, Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales”. ABRS, Canberra.