Size / Weight / Age
Epiphytic; depth range 0 - 41 m (Ref. 102109)
Climate / Range
Thalli erect, bright green in colour when fresh and cream or greenish when dried, moderately calcified. Holdfast bulbous. Thallus with a compressed, rectangular to subcuneate basal segment, from which arise in a single plane 2 or more separate segments, altogether forming a somewhat folded, fan-shaped base. Segments of branches distinctly large and flat to compressed, 1 to 3 mm thick, commonly flabellate and occasionally quadrangular, the uppermargin entire, undulate or irregularly lobed; largest segment 2.2 cm high and 2.9 cm wide. Cortex consisting of 3 layers of utricles, outermost utricles easily separate upon decalcification; utricles polygonal in surface view, 30 to 60 Î¼m broad and 79 to 136 Î¼m long. Thallus (excluding holdfast) to about 12 cm in height; holdfast to 4.5 cm in length (Ref. 80758).
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models