Lobospira bicuspidata

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Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

From Nickol Bay (WA) around southern Australia to Eden (NSW) [12]

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

Common just below the tide level and extending to 13 m deep1

Flower description:



Brown algae with erect thallus, 5-25 cm long with numerous, much branched, spirally twisted axes from an entangled base1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has a spirally twisted thallus and short, simple or bicuspid lateral ramuli (ultimate branchlets)1

Image of Lobospira bicuspidata
Conservation status:


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