Nemalion multifidum

Common name: 

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

World-wide on temperate coasts during summer [17]

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

Rocky headlands, mid eulittoral, during summer (August to early March)1

Flower description:



Red algae with brown-purple thallus 5-20 cm high. Basally divided into two unequal parts1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Image of Nemalion multifidum
Conservation status:

Other comments:
The information given on this species is from the Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part IIIA (1994) entry for Nemalion helminthoides. In this publication, Nemalion helminthoides and N. multifidum have been united [17]

1 Womersley, H. B. S. (1994). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIIA, Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato)”. ABRS, Canberra.