Delisea fimbriata

Common name: 

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Dongara (WA) around southern Australia and Tasmania to Caloundra (Qld) [15]

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

Southern Australian coasts1

Flower description:



Red algae with dark red-brown thalli, 12-30 cm high. Regularly branched with branches in one plane. Alternate indeterminate branches separated by usually four determinate ramuli1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Ramuli are compressed throughout, and taper markedly from the base1

Image of Delisea fimbriata
Conservation status:


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