Jania micrarthrodia

Common name: 

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Geraldton (WA) to Walkerville (Vic) and around Tasmania and NSW [15]

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

Found on larger brown algae on rough-water coasts1

Flower description:



Epilithic or epiphytic red algae, but epilithic plants are less common. Pink to medium red or red-brown tufted thallus to 2-4 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The intergenicula contains only a single tier (occasionally two) of medullary cells1

Image of Jania micrarthrodia
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.