Durvillaea potatorum

Common name: 

Bull Kelp

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

From Margaret Brock Reef (SA) to Bermagui (NSW) and the west, south and eastern coasts of Tasmania [12]

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

Rough-water coasts as a fringe zone to the sublittoral1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Brown algae with thallus that is usually 2-8 m long with a massive discoid to broadly conical holdfast 5-25 cm across1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Images:
Image of Durvillaea potatorum
Conservation status:

References:

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