Rosenvingea nhatrangensis E.Y.Dawson
Pacific Sci. 8:403-404, Figs 18c, 19b (1954)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, Northern Province.

IBRA Regions: Northern Kimberley, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Mitchell, Roebourne.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome, Karratha, Wyndham-East Kimberley.

Scientific Description
John Huisman and Cheryl Parker, Thursday 8 September 2016

Habit and structure. Thallus erect, olive-brown, to 7 cm tall and broad, arising from a broad attachment, dichotomously branched, divaricate with rounded axils; lower interdichotomies 2–3 cm long, becoming shorter distally and, as a result, occasionally appearing polychotomous. Branches 15–20 mm diam. near the base, attenuating rapidly to 2–3 mm near the obtuse apices. Reproductive structures not observed.

Distribution. Known from Vietnam, India and the Dampier Archipelago, northern W.A.

Habitat. Grows on intertidal flats.

[After Huisman, Algae of Australia: Mar. Benthic Algae of North-western Australia, 1. Green and Brown Algae 179 (2015)]