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Spiral wrack

Fucus spiralis


Fucus spiralis is olive brown in colour and similar to Fucus vesiculosus and Fucus serratus. It grows to about 30 cms long and branches somewhat irregularly dichotomous and is attached, generally to rock, by a discoid holdfast. The flattened blade has a distinct mid-rib and is usually spirally twisted without a serrated edge, as are to be seen in Fucus serratus, and it does not show air-vesicles, as Fucus vesiculosus.


Rock at the beach

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arlanda 6 years ago

Oops! Thanks Mark

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Kingdom: Chromalveolata ?

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El Franco, Principado de Asturias, Spain

Spotted on Aug 27, 2013
Submitted on Nov 29, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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