Notheia anomala

Common name: 

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

From King George South (WA) to Port Stephens (NSW) and around Tasmania [12]

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

Often prolific on Hormosira banksii on rough-water coasts, on rock platforms or around rock pools in the lower eulittoral or just sublittoral1

Flower description:



Brown algae that is hemi-parasitic on Hormosira and attached adjacent to a host conceptacle. Thallus dark brown 5-12 cm long and much branched1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Image of Notheia anomala
Image of Notheia anomala Image: Heroen Verbruggen
Image of Notheia anomala Image: Heroen Verbruggen
Conservation status:


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