Ulva compressa

Common name: 

Thread Weed

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Throughout southern Australia [11]

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

Shallow water to 25 m1

Flower description:



Green algae with medium green thallus 2-20 cm high, erect and basally attached. Much branched from near the base and above1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

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Conservation status:

Other comments:
This species appears as Enteromorpha compressa in The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part I (1984)

1 Womersley, H. B. S. (1984). “The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Rhodophyta. Part I”. ABRS, Canberra.