Cladophora aokii Yamada
Bot.Mag.(Tokyo) 39:85, Fig. 3 (1925)

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


IMCRA Regions: Canning.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Broome.

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

Habit and structure. Thallus dark green, upright, 4.5 cm tall and 9 cm wide, coarse and wiry. Branching from each primary axial cell, alternate or secund, subsequently with 2–4 adventitious laterals from mature nodes. Attachment by a stout basal cell, with additional descending rhizoids arising from proximal ends of lower cells and forming a matted stipe. Cells cylindrical to clavate [L:B 5–10], 120–250 µm diam. near apices, to 350 µm diam. near the base.

Distribution. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific.

Habitat. Epilithic in the intertidal.

[After Huisman & Leliaert, Algae of Australia: Mar. Benthic Algae of North-western Australia, 1. Green and Brown Algae 53 (2015)]