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Gracilariales, Gracilariaceae

Gracilaria blodgettii Harvey

Gracilaria blodgettii Harvey photoIn natural habitat (view from on land)
Photo Data
: Sukorn Island, Trang.
: 0.5 m
This species is soft in texture, slender, terete, irregularly branched and acuminate at the apical end. There is distinct constriction at the basal portion of the branchlets. The plants are found in muddy areas attached to gravel or mangrove roots in middle to lower intertidal zones along calm shorelines.

Gracilaria blodgettii Harvey photo2
Fresh specimen.
Gracilaria blodgettii Harvey photo3
Close-up view of branchlets with constricted base (arrows).