BIOTIC Species Information for Delesseria sanguinea
Researched byDr Harvey Tyler-Walters Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byDr Joanna Jones
Scientific nameDelesseria sanguinea Common nameSea beech
MCS CodeZM594 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumRhodophycota Subphylum
Superclass ClassRhodophyceae
SubclassFlorideophycidae OrderCeramiales
Suborder FamilyDelesseriaceae
GenusDelesseria Speciessanguinea

Additional InformationYoung specimens may be confused with Apoglossum ruscifolium (q.v.) or Hypoglossum hypoglossoides (q.v.) although these species lack the conspicuous lateral veins of Delesseria sanguinea. Wave eroded (battered) specimens may resemble Phycodrys rubens. However, true Phycodrys rubens has lobed or toothed blades and reproductive structures are born on mature blades.
Taxonomy References Maggs & Hommersand, 1993, Hiscock, 1986(b), Dickinson, 1963, Kain & Bates, 1993,
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