Laurencia unassigned to species

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Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):
Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common on coasts1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Red algae with erect thalli to 40 cm high, attached by discoid to rhizoidal to encrusting holdfasts. Thalli sparingly to highly branched in all directions or bilateral. Branches cylindrical or flat2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The thallus is erect, axes with 4 pericentral cells1

Images:
Image of Laurencia unassigned
Image of Laurencia unassigned
Conservation status:

Other comments:
This is only general information about the genus as this specimen has not been identified to species level
References:

1 Womersley, H. B. S. (2003). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIID, Ceramiales- Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae”. ABRS, Canberra.
2 Guiry, M. D. in Guiry, M. D. and Guiry, G. M. (2014). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication. National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 October 2014.