Cystophora torulosa

Common name: 

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

From Apollo Bay to Wilsons Prom (Vic), islands in Bass Straight and around Tasmania [12]

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

Lower eulittoral and uppermost sublittoral (rarely deeper) on south-eastern Australian coasts1

Flower description:



Brown algae with medium to dark brown thallus 10-60 cm long, with short, dense, tufted, secondary axes along the primary axis1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is characterised by the densely aggregated and thick, smooth, terete receptacles1

Image of Cystophora torulosa
Image of Cystophora torulosa Image: Heroen Verbruggen
Conservation status:


1 Womersley, H. B. S. (1987). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part II”. ABRS, Canberra.