Hormosira banksii

Common name: 

Neptunes Necklace

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

From King George Sound (WA) around southern Australia and Tasmania to Port Macquarie (NSW) [12]

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

Sheltered platforms on sandy-muddy tidal flats or free floating in mangroves1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Brown algae with 10-20 cm long branched chains arranged like a string of round beads1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Images:
Image of Hormosira banksii
Conservation status:

References:

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