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Phylum: Rhodophyta   Family: Rhodomelaceae

Osmundea osmunda  (S.G. Gmelin) K.W. Nam & Maggs, 1994

Royal Fern Weed

It differs from Osmundea pinnatifida in occupying the lower intertidal zone, is more branched and has a flatter stipe and branches. Less often recorded

Determiner: 
Chris Johnson

References: 
Newton (1931) - A Handbook of the British Seaweeds;
Maggs & Hommersand (1993) - Seaweeds of the British Isles, Volume 1 Rhodophyta, Part 3A Ceramiales

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