Laurencia forsteri

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Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Houtman Abrolhos (WA) to Wilsons Prom (Vic) and northern Tasmania [16]

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

Confined to the leaves of Posidonia in conditions of moderate water movement1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Red algae with red to red-brown moderately soft thallus, 2-6 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The thallus densely and irregularly branched and entangled with many short laterals. Branches are round in cross section. Grows on Posidonia1

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Image of Laurencia forsteri
Conservation status:

References:

1 Womersley, H. B. S. (2003). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIID, Ceramiales- Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae”. ABRS, Canberra.