Home >> Chlorophyta >> Bryopsidales >> Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) Lamouroux
Bryopsidales, Halimedaceae

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) Lamouroux

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) Lamouroux photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Raya Island, Phuket.
: 1.0 m
This species forms loose clumps, and the rhizoids attach to the surface at various points wherever segments of the plant body come in contact with the substrates. The branch segments are flat, kidney-shaped to fan-shaped with distinct mid ribs, and are significantly calcified. There is no stem segment. The plants are found on rocks in subtidal zones along moderately wave exposed to calm shorelines.

Halimeda opuntia (Linnaeus) Lamouroux photo2
Fresh specimen.