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White Scroll Alga

Padina sanctae-crucis


This alga includes sexual reproduction and spore-producing which is moved with the tide until spores plants itself on a hard rocky substrate. It forms curled, fanlike branches from a single stalk. The plant is about 15 cm tall. Blades are often irregularly split and branched. The upper surfaces of the fans are calcified and whitened, but the rest of the plant is brownish. All the branches are crossed by closely set growth lines. It is a tropical brown algae in the family Dictyotaceae that is native to the south pacific.


In shallow sea near the beach.

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Alaminos, Ilocos Region, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 25, 2024
Submitted on Mar 4, 2024

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