|Found in intertidal pools, epiphytic on Bryothamnion triquetrum|
|Atlantic Islands, southern USA, Pacific Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil, Venezuela, Africa, Indian Ocean Islands, South-west Asia, Japan, Taiwan, South-east Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Atlantic Islands, Panama|
|Thallus erect, iridescent blue and green in the field, or light brown, often with dark olive-brown bands, branching dichotomous. Blades strap-shaped, with smooth margins, 3-5 mm wide, 100-140 μm thick.|
Medulla of one cell layer. Surface hairs uncommon.
|Littler D.S. & M.M. Littler. 2000. Caribbean reef plants: an identification guide to the reef plants of the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida and Gulf of Mexico. OffShore Graphics, Washington. 542 pp
Guiry M.D.& GM Guiry. 2009. AlgaeBase. Worldwide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http:www.algaebase.org; accessed 18 August 2009
|In Bocas Del Toro|
|Reported By||Wysor, B. and O.De Clerck. 2003. An Updated and Annotated List of Marine Brown Algae(Phaeophyceae) of the Caribbean Coast of the Republic of Panama. Botanica Marina 46: 151–160.
NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
|Locality||Flat Rock Beach|
|Comments||Bocas specimens were strikingly iridescent blue and lacked olive-brown bands.|
|Cindy FernÃ¡ndez GarcÃa|
|Wysor, B. and O.De Clerck. 2003. An Updated and Annotated List of Marine Brown Algae(Phaeophyceae) of the Caribbean Coast of the Republic of Panama. Botanica Marina 46: 151â€“160.|
Field Guide to Common Marine Algae of the Bocas del Toro Area II: NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
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