Polysiphonia unassigned to species

Common name: 

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

Marine, mangrove and freshwater habitats and estuaries1

Flower description:



Red algae with erect thallus of cylindrical polysiphonous branches, mostly with indeterminate growth1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Lateral branches are similar to main branches and are not reduced to short determinate laterals2

Image of Polysiphonia unassigned
Image of Polysiphonia unassigned
Conservation status:

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

1 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.
2 Womersley, H. B. S. (2003). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part IIID, Ceramiales- Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae”. ABRS, Canberra.