Phyllotrichia varians

Common name: 

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

From Cottesloe (WA) to Wilsons Prom (Vic) and the north coast of Tasmania [12]

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

Marine1

Flower description:

N/A

Habit:

Brown algae with medium to dark brown thallus 10-50 cm long with stipes 2-10 cm long and 2-4 mm broad1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has base laterals that are basally retroflexed from compressed axes1

Images:
Image of Phyllotrichia varians
Conservation status:

Other comments:
This species appears as Sargassum varians in The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part II (1987)
References:

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